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News & Announcements

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Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry expresses its rejection and condemnation of the violation of the sovereignty of Iraq by the US forces through the bombing of the headquarters of the Military , police, and the Popular Mobilization Forces which are Iraqi national forces that defended Iraq and its unity and have fought valiantly, and stopped the expansion of Da’esh to the countries of the region, and the world.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 13, 2020 Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Press Statement

Coinciding with the declaration of October 3rd as National Holiday for the Republic of Iraq, Rare Documents Presented from Archives of the League of Nations in Geneva, Regarding This Historic Day.
The General Assembly of the League of Nations agreed on October 3, 1932, to accept Iraq as a member of the League of Nations upon the request submitted by the Iraqi Kingdom with the signature of former Prime Minister Nouri Pasha Al-Saeed on July 12, 1932, becoming the first Arab country to join this international organization at the time.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 2, 2021 Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Press Statement

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has followed up on the decision issued by the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump to pardon a number of those convicted of killing fourteen Iraqis and wounding others in 2007, in an incident that was denounced on international level as well as the local disapproval and rejection it created.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Dec 23, 2020 Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Press Statement

on Saturday, 9/10/2021, the Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to participate in the meeting of the States of the Non-Aligned Movement, which will be held to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the first conference of the founding of the Movement, which will be hosted by the Republic of Serbia for the period from 11-12/10/2021.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 12, 2021 Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Press Statement

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

In addition to the efforts to include the Iraqi archaeological sites on the World Heritage List, the issue of including the ancient city of Babylon will be discussed at the 43rd session of the Azerbaijani capital Baku with the participation of more than 180 countries.

Fri, Jul 5, 2019 Fri, Jul 5, 2019

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry appreciates the positions of friendly and brotherly countries, international organisations, as well as the calls and messages that Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received from his counterparts around the world of condolences to the government and people of Iraq following the terrorist attack that targeted the capital, Baghdad, on 21/1/2021, which left tens of martyrs and wounded.

Tue, Jan 26, 2021 Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Press Statement

Some media outlets have reported fragmented remarks by the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations alleging criticism of the peaceful demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of Iraqi Governorates.

In this context, we would like to point out that the statement made by the Permanent Representative of Iraq represents an official statement of the Republic of Iraq in the Security Council, which was prepared according to the contexts followed in the preparation of official statements through the competent department and with the approval of the Minister on its language and... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Dec 5, 2019 Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Press Statement

The Air Defense Command has detected a violation of Iraqi airspace which occurred through a drone plane belonging to the Turkish army. A refugee camp was bombed near the city of Makhmur, and two women’s lives were claimed from the camp on April 15, 2020. The Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation in the strongest possible terms for these Turkish attacks which violate Iraqi sovereignty and contradicts the principles of good-neighborliness, and represents a grave violation of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the United Nations Charter.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 16, 2020 Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Press Statement

Iraq highly values ​​Japan’s supportive stances in various emergency condition and along the historical line of relations between Iraq and Japan. The most recent of which is the Japanese government’s decision to allocate $ 1.45 million through the International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to assist Iraq in confronting Coronavirus, and to provide (1.55) million dollars through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support the humanitarian needs of the displaced Iraqis.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Apr 28, 2020 Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry denounces the raising of the European Union Mission and other foreign missions operating in Iraq of the flag of homosexuality in its headquarters for its violation of the high moral principles and values ​​respected by all divine religions in addition to its contradiction with the values, morals and social norms of our country and its provocation of sacred religious feelings and significance.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, May 17, 2020 Sun, May 17, 2020

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 Release:

The Iraqi government categorically renews its rejection and condemnation of any act that destabilizes the security and stability of diplomatic missions in Iraq, especially what the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Consulate in Karbala has been went recently through.
As we draw attention to the government’s actions during the past few days in this regard, we point out the continuation of investigations to uncover the identity of the perpetrators and taking appropriate measures to reach the results.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, May 22, 2021 Mon, May 24, 2021

Press Release 1-27-2020

The Foreign Ministry expresses its most vigorous rejection, and its condemnation of the aggression that targeted Embassy of the United States ​​with Katyusha rockets.

While the Ministry stresses its denouncement of this violent and legally and customary condemned act, it affirms that it is most keen to preserve the sanctity of all diplomatic missions working in Iraq, that comes in compliance with the provisions of the Vienna Agreement to regulate the diplomatic relations between world countries, and out of concern for the interests of bilateral relations, and looking after... Read more...

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Jan 27, 2020 Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE / The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Will Open Its Doors During Passport DC’s 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour.

On Saturday, May 4, The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq will join more than 75 other nations for Passport D.C.'s Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10 a.m.

Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Press release

The Iraqi government condemns in the strongest terms the bombardment which targeted a tourist resort in the city of Zakho, today Wednesday 20/7/2022.

The Government of Iraq reiterates that these attitudes represent a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and an obvious threat to its civilians, a number of whom were martyred and others were injured as a result of this act.

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 20, 2022 Wed, Jul 20, 2022

Press Release

In the aim of enhancing confidence in the electoral process, achieving wide participation in the elections, and ensuring integrity and organization, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2576, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), until May 27, 2022.
The resolution contains strong elements, adopted for the first time to send a UN team to monitor elections in Iraq.

Fri, May 28, 2021 Fri, May 28, 2021

PRESIDENT, MEETING PLASSCHAERT, CONFIRMS THE NEED TO ENSURE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF INTEGRITY OF UPCOMING ELECTIONS TO REFLECT GENUINE WILL OF CITIZENS

President Salih welcomed today UN envoy to Iraq Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.
The discussions at the meeting stressed the importance of the upcoming elections as well as the need to ensure the highest standards of integrity and transparency at all stages of the elections.

Office of the President of IraqMon, Oct 5, 2020 Mon, Oct 5, 2020

President, In an Opinion Article, Emphasizes: Iraq Is Committed to Mideast Stability, We’re Inviting our Neighbors to Convene in Baghdad

President Barham Salih asserted that his message during his participation in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, stresses that "Iraq has no intention of being dragged into regional conflicts. Iraq intends to protect its own interests and will not allow itself to be used as a base to attack its neighbors or as a battleground for their proxies."

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Tue, Sep 24, 2019

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