Reports that U.S. Congress Planning Vote to Partition Iraq Completely False

Recent media reports suggesting that the U.S. Congress will be voting on the partition of Iraq are simply untrue. The U.S. government has consistently supported and remains committed to the unity of Iraq, and has regularly spoken out against foreign interference in Iraq’s sovereign affairs.  We commend the recent announcement by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denying these false reports.  The United States will continue working with our Iraqi partners – at the invitation of the Iraqi government –  to degrade and ultimately defeat Da’esh.