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Prime Minister Al-Abadi: We Have Heard the Iraqi People

In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Prime Minister Al-Abadi challenged three perceptions which are commonly held by outside observers.

Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi: A United Iraq Is Pushing ISIS Back

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi penned an opinion editorial in The Wall Street Journal about how Iraqis are fighting back against transnational terrorists on the battlefront and on the home front.

The Wall Street JournalThu, Dec 18, 2014 Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Abadi Visits Baghdad Operations Command; Issues Orders to Replace Military Commanders

As part of ongoing efforts to professionalize Iraq’s military institutions and root out corruption, Prime Minister Al-Abadi issued executive orders to replace military commanders and assign officers to new posts within the Ministry of Defense.

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Abadi speaks with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi sat down with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in New York to discuss the Iraqi government’s efforts to combat ISIL and bring peace and stability to the country.

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Prime Minister al-Abadi Receives Secretary Kerry

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad to discuss the political and security situation in Iraq and US efforts to help curb the threat of ISIL.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Abadi Receives Phone Call from U.S. Vice President Biden

His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received a phone call on May 25, 2015 from United States Vice President Mr. Joe Biden. Prime Minister Al-Abadi and Vice President Biden discussed increasing support and training for Iraqi forces, intensifying air strikes, and expediting armament to the Iraqi forces. The leaders also discussed developments in the field of operation sectors. Vice President Biden renewed support of the U.S. Administration to the Iraqi government and its people to destroy Da'esh.

Wed, May 27, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi receives General Lloyd Austin

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and General Lloyd Austin discussed ways to expand military and intelligence cooperation, increase airstrikes and intensify training to enhance the victories achieved in various fronts of confrontation with Daesh.

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi outlines holistic strategy for Iraq to move forward during remarks at CSIS

"Just as Iraq is working with the United States and all our international partners to defeat Daesh, we must also work together to rebuild our country in every way – physically, socially, economically and politically," said Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.

Thu, Apr 16, 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

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 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 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 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 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

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.

Iraq 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.

Iraq 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.

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

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.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jan 26, 2020 Sun, Jan 26, 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.

Iraq 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...

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