Ambassador and Mrs. Faily host Ramadan Iftar for Iraqi Community

On Thursday, July 3, 2014 Ambassador Faily and Mrs. Faily welcomed the Iraqi community in Washington, DC to Ramadan Iftar. The Ambassador and his wife extended their well wishes to the Muslim community in the United States and around the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ambassador Faily delivered remarks, addressing the current situation in Iraq and calling on Iraqis everywhere “to stand patriotically and gather their efforts, each the way they can, to stand against this unjust aggression.” The Ambassador encouraged Iraqis to use their voices and courage to fight against those who wish to bring harm to Iraq and its people.

The Ambassador also spoke about the Embassy’s efforts to reach out to the international community, especially here in the United States, to gain support to boost the Iraqi army’s capabilities to defeat those who wish to demolish the values in Iraq.

Those in attendance included representatives of various Iraqi religious groups, politicians, media, business leaders and scholars. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, DC hosted the Iftar event.

To read Ambassador Faily's remarks from the evening, click here.
To read Ambassador Faily's remarks in Arabic, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.