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President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL

Summary: In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama speaks to the nation about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.

The White HouseWed, Jan 11, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

President Mourns Passing of Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers

President Salih sent a letter of condolences today to the national cultural and literary community upon hearing about the tragic passing of the Secretary General of the Union of Iraqi Writers, Ibrahim al-Khayat.
The following is the text of the condolence from President Salih:
In the name of Allah, most merciful and most gracious,
With heavy hearts, we are stunned to learn the tragic news about the passing of one of Iraq’s great writers and poets, Ibrahim al-Khayat.

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Thu, Aug 29, 2019

President Mourns Loss of Life at Imam Hussein Shrine, Demands Investigations

President Salih expressed his deep condolences and sympathy to the families of those lost and injured during a stampede in Karbala today.
His Excellency called on all Iraqis to care for the families of those affected by this tragic incident.
During a phone call with Nassif Al-Khattabi, the Governor of Karbala, the President noted his deep appreciation for the efforts being made by the local government’s various departments to ensure those injured could be helped and assisted as quickly as possible. He was also moved by reports of individual citizens immediately working to... Read more...

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019


Meeting with US Central Command Chief General Kenneth McKenzie today in Baghdad, President Salih highlighted the need to develop friendly relations between Iraq and US in addition to coordinate and collaborate in the fight against terrorism.
Furthermore, he underlined that Iraq will not be a theatre of regional and international conflicts.
We, therefore, seek to build good relations with all states and we have no interest in being dragged into conflicts not of our choice and making, President Salih added.

Wed, Feb 5, 2020 Wed, Feb 5, 2020


Meeting today at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Salih stressed that Iraq looks forward to work jointly with the fraternal and friendly States to advance regional security and stability, mitigate the tensions as well as avoiding further escalation which would undermine the chance of peace regionally and internationally.

Iraq Prime Minister's Media OfficeSun, Oct 20, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

President Meets with Emir of Kuwait

President Salih visited with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings today.
His Excellency was pleased to hear about the Emir’s excellent health and Kuwait’s progress on a number of fronts.
The President wished His Highness good health and wellness, and extended a message to all Kuwaitis, wishing them progress and prosperity.
President Salih expressed Iraq's strong interest in regional stability so as to allow for the advancement of economic progress for all.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

President Meets German Chancellor

President Salih met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
President Salih and Chancellor Merkel examined ways to improve ties across all fields between Iraq and Germany, noting the friendly historic relations between the two countries

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

President Masum: Stopping ISIL a global duty

Iraq must enter into a new partnership with the international community -- a historic partnership to end evil.

USA TodayWed, Sep 24, 2014 Wed, Sep 24, 2014

President Masum Welcomes Secretary Kerry to Iraq

President Fuad Masum and Secretary John Kerry discussed the strategic relationship between the United States and Iraq.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

President Jalal Talabani's doctors report that his health is improving

President Jalal Talabani meets with his medical team in Berlin: Doctors confirm that the President's health is improving.

Iraqi Presidency (Office of the President of Iraq)Iraqi Presidency logoFri, May 17, 2013 Mon, May 20, 2013


President Salih received today at the Presidential Office in Baghdad the Special Representative of the Secretary –General of the United Nations for Iraq Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

Sun, Oct 27, 2019 Sun, Oct 27, 2019

President Attends Opening of 2019 UN General Assembly Meeting

Today, President Salih attended the opening of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
His Excellency is set to deliver a speech to the assembled world leaders tomorrow, updating the distinguished body on Iraq’s latest accomplishments and developments.

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

President Arrives in Erbil

President Salih arrived in Erbil this afternoon.
His Excellency was received by Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and Mr. Firsat Sofi, the Governor of Erbil, at the Erbil International Airport, along with various senior staff.
President Salih plans on holding meetings with a number of senior officials in the Kurdistan Region to discuss lingering issues between the Federal Iraqi Government and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Pope Francis to Visit Iraq Next March

It is with great pleasure for us to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Iraq from 5 to 8 March 2021.

The Pope’s visit to Iraq, Mesopotamia, the land of Messengers and Prophets, and the homeland of Ur and Prophet Abraham represents a historic event and is considered support for all Iraqis.

It also represents a message of peace to Iraq and the entire region, affirms the unity of the humanitarian position in confronting extremism and conflicts, and promotes diversity, tolerance and coexistence.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 7, 2020 Mon, Dec 7, 2020

PM receives USIBC Delegation

PM Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani said as he received the Iraq-US Business Council (USIBC) headed by Steve Lutes on June 14, that Iraq is qualified to be an attractive environment for the private sector and foreign companies highlighting that the government has taken a set of decisions to simplify procedures for investors and tackle problems in this respect. The PM pointed out that: Iraq is moving towards oil alternatives that will be available after 2028; we have started investing in the flaring gas sector, which costs us $4 billion per year; the TotalEnergies agreement will supply our country... Read more...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Receives Delegation from J.P. Morgan Bank

PM Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani, said during his meeting with a delegation from J.P. Morgan Bank he received on June 8: "We are continuing to correct the movement of funds, support global trade and the private sector, and stop money laundering operations", "Iraq is on its way towards a huge reconstruction movement in all sectors".

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Congratulates Iraqi People on Winning of our U23 Football Team in WAFF Championship

Congratulations to the Iraqi people on the remarkable victory of our U23 football team in WAFF Championship. Their exceptional performance and winning the championship was a testament to their strength and determination. We extend our gratitude to the passionate sports fans whose unwavering support featured Iraq's love for life and peace. We also express our appreciation to all the participating teams for their presence in Iraq and wish them the best of luck in the future. ...

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Announces Initiation of New Projects

On June 12, PM Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani announced: "We have started building new residential cities and have contracted to build bridges and tunnels. We plan, after approving the budget, that Iraq will be a workshop in all governorates for construction and reconstruction".

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Wed, Aug 16, 2023

PM Al-Abadi: continued success of liberation operations with the latest in Hawija a victory for the Iraqis and we will not relent in this mission

October -5- 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi said that the latest success in the liberation of Iraqi cities in Hawija and the defeat for Daesh is a success for all of us as Iraqis and for our friends and supporters because it is a common enemy and this cooperation must continue to eliminate the danger.

During his meeting with the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, PM Al-Abadi added: “We look forward to a broader cooperation with the French side in the field of armament, training and intelligence cooperation.

Iraq Prime Minister's Media OfficeThu, Oct 5, 2017 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

PM al-Abadi Receives A Call from PM of Turkey

Prime Minister, Dr. Haider al-Abadi received on Saturday a phone call from the Turkish Prime Minister Mr. Ben Ali Yildirim .
Mr. Yildirim extended his Excellency's condolences and that of the Turkish people for the martyrdom of a number of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Imam Hussein, commenting that: "Those who perpetrated this crime are the same murderers who killed Imam Hussein (PBUH) "."They are our common enemies. Iraq and Turkey are fighting terrorism together".
Yildirim commended victories and successes achieved by the Iraqi forces on Daesh gangs under al-Abadi's wise... Read more...

Iraq Prime Minister's Media OfficeTue, Dec 13, 2016 Tue, Dec 13, 2016