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Statement by Ambassador Faily on the Opening of Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibit in New York City

On February 3, 2014, Iraq's Ambassador to the United States issued this statement on the opening of the Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibit in New York.

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Statement by Council of Ministers on Military Operations and International Cooperation

The Council of Minsters issued the following statement today after its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the relationship between Iraq and the international coalition in the war against Daesh.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Statement by Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim

The position of Iraq is clear on the current crisis between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is calmness and prevention of war in our region.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Statement by Iraqi Ministry of Defense Denying the Alleged Arms Purchases with Iran

The Government of Iraq today steadfastly denied that it has signed any contracts to buy military weapons, ammunition or other military equipment from Iran, as alleged in some recent news reports. In a statement, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense explained that numerous international firms, including Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, recently submitted offers to provide Iraq with military hardware, but the proposal from Iran was rejected.

An unofficial translation of the full statement by the Ministry of Defense is below.

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Statement by President Obama on Elections in Iraq

President Obama: "The United States will continue to stand with the Iraqi people as partners in their pursuit of a peaceful, unified and prosperous future."

The White HouseThu, May 1, 2014 Fri, May 2, 2014

Statement by Senator McCain on crash of Iraqi pilot during F-16 training in Arizona

June 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the death of Brigadier General Rafid Mohammed Hassan, an Iraqi student pilot whose F-16 fighter crashed near Douglas, Arizona during a training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing:

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Statement by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces concerning targeting the US embassy in Baghdad.

January - 26– 2019

The name of Allah the Merciful

Prime Minister's Media OfficeSun, Jan 26, 2020 Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Statement by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to the United States regarding H.R. 1654

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, to consider H.R. 1654, a bill to “authorize the direct provision of defense articles, defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional Government.”

Tue, Dec 8, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Proposed Referendum

Office of the Press Secretary

September 15, 2017

Embassy of the United States - Baghdad, IraqFri, Sep 15, 2017 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Statement issued by Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Al Anbar District and specifically the city of Fallujah remain under the control of terrorist groups, led by a group which calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Statement issued by the Office of the Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief.

In the name of God the Most Merciful
“And incumbent upon us was support of the believers” -- al Rum Quran Surah 47.

To our kind Iraqi people,
After your brothers in the armed forces were able to militarily defeat ISIS and eradicate its presence from the Iraq regions, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service today completes this achievement with a qualitative intelligence victory that overthrew the terrorist leader of ISIS in light of joint intelligence follow-up and direct guidance by the Prime Minister and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Statement of condolences by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq expresses its condolences and sincere sympathy to the government and people of the Russian Federation following the crash of the N-26 plane, which claimed the lives of 28 civilians.

We renew the solidarity and support of the government and people of the Republic of Iraq to the families of the victims in these difficult circumstances, and we express our heartfelt words of support to them.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Iraq

7 July 2021

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 7, 2021 Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Statement On behalf of the Iraqi government

June– 27- 2019

Prime Minister's Media OfficeSat, Jul 27, 2019 Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Statement on US Administration's Suspension of Financial Assistance to (UNRWA)

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry regrets the statement by the United States Administration on the discontinuation of its financial assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is a major disappointment for the peace efforts sought by world's nations and humanitarian organizations to bring justice to the heroic Palestinian people, to resolve their just cause and to end the unjust violation.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Sep 4, 2018 Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Statement on US Administration's Suspension of Financial Assistance to (UNRWA)

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry regrets the statement by the United States Administration on the discontinuation of its financial assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is a major disappointment for the peace efforts sought by world's nations and humanitarian organizations to bring justice to the heroic Palestinian people, to resolve their just cause and to end the unjust violation.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Sep 4, 2018 Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Statement/ Prime Minister's office

June -10- 2018

His Excellency Prime Minister the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has ordered all operations leaders in the provinces to tighten the security procedures of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) warehouses and increase the security forces allocated for its protection.

Prime Minister's Media OfficeSun, Jun 10, 2018 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Statement: Foreign Ministry Rejects Bombing that Targeted Koya Sengaq In Erbil

The Foreign Ministry affirms Iraq's keenness on the security of its neighbors and its refusal to use its territory to threaten the security of those countries. It rejects the violation of Iraqi sovereignty by bombing any target within Iraqi territory without prior coordination with the Iraqi authorities to spare civilians the effects of such operations.

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Statement: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ahwaz

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expressed its strong condemnation and for the terrorist attack on Ahwaz, which resulted in the deaths of several members of the Iranian security services and civilians.

The Foreign Ministry reiterates Iraq's firm stance on the rejection of violence regardless of motives, reasons and in any country, which would tarnish the security and stability of the country.

The ministry expresses its condolences to the victims' families, the government and the people of the Islamic Republic, and wishes the wounded speedy recovery.

Dr. Ahmed Mahjoub

Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Statement: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ahwaz

The Foreign Ministry affirms Iraq's historic and principle stance on the Palestinian issue in supporting the rights of the Palestinian people to liberate the land and the people and establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. Iraq also supports Arab and international peace initiatives, including the Arab Peace Initiative which was put forward in the Beirut Summit in 2002 which has become a permanent Item on the agendas of subsequent Arab Summits.

Media Office

Iraqi Foreign Ministry

3/1/2019

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 4, 2019 Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Sumitomo invests in Iraq car dealer

The Japanese company acquired a stake in SAS Automotive Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of Iraq’s largest automotive business.

The Japan TimesThu, Oct 3, 2013 Sat, Oct 5, 2013

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