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News & Announcements

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Press Statement

Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements and the memorandums of understanding it has with the countries of the world within the framework of exchanging interests and enhancing bilateral cooperation.
Iraq had concluded a consular memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Turkey in 2009, stipulating that the traveler obtain the entry visa at border crossing points without reviewing the relevant embassy or consulate; In order to facilitate the movement of nationals of both countries, the Turkish side suspended work on the content of this memorandum, on its part the Iraqi... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jul 28, 2020 Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Iraq, Mr. Fatih Yildiz on the background of the continuing violations of the Turkish army,and recent drone bombing that struck the Sidakan area in the Erbil governorate in Kurdistan, and the martyrdom of two officers and an Iraqi army soldier.

The letter was delivered by the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashim to the Turkish ambassador, in which it held the latter’s government responsible for this sinful attack, and demanded the Turkish side to clarify its circumstances and to... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Aug 13, 2020 Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Press Statement - 1/10/2020

On the background of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s bombing of military camps inside Iraq that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Iraq on the morning of 9/1/2020, the Chargé d’ffaires a.i of Iran

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 10, 2020 Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Press Statement / Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry supports the statement issued by the Office of the former Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari that there are no recommendations to exclude a number of ministry employees who are included in the law of Accountability and Justice.

The Ministry affirms that its recent actions in this regard come in the context of the procedures that the National Commission for Accountability and justice is conducting towards a number of Ministry employees according to the laws and procedures in force.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 8, 2019 Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Press statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Government to Retrieve 80 Antiquities Taken out Illegally from the Country and Found by Turkish Authorities in 2008.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the bombing of the Headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces brigade by the US forces, which we view as a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Iraq, and a condemned act, which is rejected by all customs and laws that govern relations between states.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 30, 2019 Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Iraqi land and bases were attacked on Wednesday, 8/1/2020 with Iranian missile strikes targeting military camps that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 8, 2020 Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iraq is currently a member of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations General Assembly from 2017 to the end of 2019, and we have had an active role in it, and we worked hard to keep the Council’s resolutions and actions from politicization.
As far as the Foreign Ministry is concerned with mobilizing international support to vote for the renewal of Iraq’s membership in the Council for another three years, we would like to assure everyone that the Ministry has actively sought this support, and has made considerable efforts until the last hours, and has succeeded in securing... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 19, 2019 Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Press Statement 1/26/2020

The Foreign Ministry is following with great interest the situation of Iraqi students studying in China after the authorities closed the city of Wuhan, where they reside due to the spread of Coronavirus.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jan 26, 2020 Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry expresses its surprise on the decision issued by the US Treasury against Mr. Faleh Al-Fayadh head of the Popular Mobilization Commission. We stress that the decision was an unacceptable surprise and point out that the Ministry will carefully follow up with the current and new administration in Washington all decisions issued by the US Treasury Department against Iraqi names and work to address this matter.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 14, 2021 Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 6/2/2021 to attend the emergency ministerial meeting of the Arab League, which was called by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt to discuss developments in the region, and how to deal with the new administration’s policy in Washington, as well as studying and addressing some issues related to the structure and functioning of the League of Arab States.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 8, 2021 Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Press Statement/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the air attack took place last night on a site on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

The Ministry reiterates its complete rejection of making Iraq a part of any conflict or confrontation to settle scores on its lands, which represents an assault and a breach of the national sovereignty and a clear violation of the international norms and covenants.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jun 28, 2021 Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Prime Minister Al-Abadi addresses United Nations General Assembly

Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, addressed the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s seventieth session in New York on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

United NationsWed, Sep 30, 2015 Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi Arrives in Washington

His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi arrived in Washington, DC for his first official visit to the United States as Prime Minister, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi downsizes Council of Ministers

Statement from the Prime Minister's Office:

August 16, 2015

Based on the public interest, according to Article 78 of the Constitution and upon delegation of the Council of Representatives, we have decided, on behalf of the people, to:

Reduce the number of cabinet members to become 22 in addition to the Prime Minister instead of 33 members, according to the following:

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi drops pending lawsuits against journalists

The order comes as part of the Prime Minister's commitment to freedom of expression and support for the press.

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with President Obama at the White House

President Obama and Prime Minister Al-Abadi reaffirmed the long-standing U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with Vice President Biden

The leaders emphasized continued support for Iraq in the areas of armament, training and advice, as well as supporting efforts to address the consequences of falling oil prices.

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

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