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News & Announcements

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Ambassador Faily Keynotes Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

The 22nd annual conference, "Navigating Arab-U.S. Relations: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities" fostered constructive discussion and debate among distinguished international policymakers; and raised awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the American and Arab people's common interests and concerns.

Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Ambassador Faily offers condolences for Iraqi pilot

June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, released the following statement of condolences in the death of Brigadier General Rasid Hasan, who died Wednesday evening in the crash of an Iraqi F-16 while on a training mission in Arizona:

Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State

Ambassador Faily on Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security welcomed the Ambassador of Iraq, His Excellency Lukman Faily, at a roundtable discussion with fellow ambassadors from Chile, Czech Republic, Morocco and Singapore to discuss diplomacy beyond the nation-state with regards to the 2015 QDDR (Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review). Joining them in the discussion chaired by Atlantic Council President & CEO, Frederick Kempe was Hon. Paula Dobriansky and the Special Representative for the QDDR, Hon. Thomas Perriello.

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Ambassador Faily participates in Opening Ceremony of Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibition

Ambassador Faily participated in the opening ceremony of the Iraqi National Jewish Archive special exhibition “Discovery and Recovery," and the press event on November 6-7, 2013. Both events were held at the National Archive Building in Washington, D.C.

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

Ambassador Faily participates in Panel Discussion on ISIS, Iraq and the region

"The Enemy of My Enemy: An Uneasy Coalition and the Threat of ISIS" at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC discussed geo-strategic implications of the rise of ISIS.

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Ambassador Faily Participates in Panel Discussion on US Platform in the Middle East

The EastWest Institute hosted a panel discussion, 'Towards a thoughtful US platform in the Middle East' for dialogue about the United States' approach in the region.

Sat, Oct 12, 2013

Ambassador Faily Participates in U.S.-Arab Business Leadership Conference

The conference, hosted by the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, took place August 20-22, 2013 at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and included leaders from the corporate community and others interested in promoting economic relationships between Arab countries and the United States.

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Ambassador Faily Provides a ‘Spotlight’ on Iraq: Highlighting Progress and Challenges

Ambassador Lukman Faily delivered remarks at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Ambassador Faily Responds to Developing Security Situation in Iraq

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily today responded to security developments in Iraq, including terrorist gains in some critical areas of Mosul, and highlighted new directives approved by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his Cabinet to address the ongoing crisis.

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Ambassador Faily Runs as Distinguished Guest at Iraqi Children Foundation "IN THEIR SHOES" 5K Run

Participants ran to benefit desperately poor Iraqi orphans and street children after years of war.

Mon, May 5, 2014

Ambassador Faily sits down with Voice of America

Ambassador Faily sat down with Voice of America last week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq. He discussed the ongoing situation in Anbar and disputed the prevailing sectarian narrative, noting the Iraqi government's "evenhanded" approach to tackling extremist groups throughout the country.

Ambassador Faily stressed that Iraq and the United States were cooperating at the highest levels to ensure that Iraq is equipped to fight Al-Qaeda militants. He highlighted aspects of the strategic partnership including cooperation on counter-terrorism and technology-transfer.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Ambassador Faily Speaks at Carnegie: 'The Future of Iraq'

Ambassador Faily recently spoke at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. about the future of Iraq. Watch the event video.

Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Ambassador Faily Speaks at Diplomacy Matters Luncheon

Ambassador Faily was welcomed as guest of honor at the Diplomacy Matters Institute Ambassador’s Series luncheon, where he spoke about the rebuilding efforts in Iraq.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily speaks at Halabja commemoration

"We need and will rebuild Iraq; and we will turn the page on such horrific actions as the massacre and genocide at Halabja," said Ambassador Lukman Faily during a commemoration event at the U.S. Capitol.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Ambassador Faily Statement on Cabinet Approval of Draft Laws Creating National Guard and Amending Debaathification

Ambassador Lukman Faily issued a statement on the Iraqi Cabinet’s approval of draft laws establishing a National Guard and amending Iraq’s Accountability and Justice law, otherwise known as de-Baathification.

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Ambassador Faily Statement on Developments toward Forming the New Government in Baghdad

Ambassador Lukman Faily today responded to the announcement that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will forego a third-term and will support Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi’s efforts to form a unity government.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Ambassador Faily Statement on Formation of New Iraqi Government

“Today, Parliament voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s broad-based, unity government in Baghdad drawn from all segments of Iraqi society."

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Ambassador Faily Statement on US Congressional Commitment to Unified Iraq

"We are pleased that the final defense authorization bill continues Congressional support for a unified Iraq. This legislation helps to ensure that our government and security forces have the resources, training, and military capabilities necessary to defeat the violent and persistent threat of Daesh."

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Ambassador Faily talks ISIS fight as Russia ramps up in Syria

Michael Holmes, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily about the anti-ISIS fight in his country.

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Ambassador Faily Visits American Technology Companies in Silicon Valley

Ambassador Faily visited headquarters of Google, Cisco, and Qualcomm as part of his business outreach initiative to promote the many investment opportunities and partnerships available between Iraq and the United States.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

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