U.S. EMBASSY BAGHDAD
Office of the Spokesperson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 20, 2018
U.S. Welcomes Certification of Elections
We welcome Sunday’s certification of national election results by the Federal Supreme Court and are encouraged by the commitment of Iraq’s newly elected leaders to form a new government on Iraq’s constitutional timeline. Formation of a new government is solely an Iraqi matter and should be conducted in a manner that protects Iraq’s national interests and sovereignty. The United States, pursuant to the Strategic Framework Agreement, supports a fully sovereign and independent Iraq. We are hopeful that the next government can be formed on a national basis to continue the progress in fighting ISIS, countering corruption, and protecting the Iraqi people while pursuing essential economic reforms and building strong ties with the rest of the world to help address the legitimate demands of the Iraqi people.