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News & Announcements

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Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq Dr. Fareed Yasseen participated in a seminar titled "Understanding the Iraqi Protests"

The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Fareed Yasseen, participated in a seminar titled "Understanding the Iraqi Protests", held by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Ambassador Lukman Faily on the Future of Iraq

The Middle East Institute and the Conflict Management Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies welcomed Ambassador Lukman Faily, and Abbas Kadhim for a discussion about Iraq and its future.

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

Ambassador Faily's Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily issued the following statement in memory of the September 11 attacks:

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Ambassador Faily's speech on “US-Iraq Relations: A View from Baghdad"

Thank you, Dr. Anthony, for the kind introduction. And thank you all for coming here this week for the 24th annual Policymakers Conference. I have been asked to discuss the state of relations between Iraq and the United States, and I will address this issue in the context of the theme for this year’s conference...

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Ambassador Faily's Arabic Twitter Q&A

The Ambassador answered questions about Iraq's domestic security situation, US-Iraq relations, educational opportunities for young Iraqis and the global fight against ISIS.

Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Ambassador Faily's Appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

Ambassador Faily joined the morning news program to discuss current conditions in Iraq after U.S. military withdrawl and also spoke about Iraq's upcoming elections.

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Ambassador Faily Visits American Technology Companies in Silicon Valley

Ambassador Faily visited headquarters of Google, Cisco, and Qualcomm as part of his business outreach initiative to promote the many investment opportunities and partnerships available between Iraq and the United States.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Ambassador Faily talks ISIS fight as Russia ramps up in Syria

Michael Holmes, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily about the anti-ISIS fight in his country.

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Ambassador Faily Statement on US Congressional Commitment to Unified Iraq

"We are pleased that the final defense authorization bill continues Congressional support for a unified Iraq. This legislation helps to ensure that our government and security forces have the resources, training, and military capabilities necessary to defeat the violent and persistent threat of Daesh."

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Ambassador Faily Statement on Formation of New Iraqi Government

“Today, Parliament voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s broad-based, unity government in Baghdad drawn from all segments of Iraqi society."

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Ambassador Faily Statement on Developments toward Forming the New Government in Baghdad

Ambassador Lukman Faily today responded to the announcement that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will forego a third-term and will support Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi’s efforts to form a unity government.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Ambassador Faily Statement on Cabinet Approval of Draft Laws Creating National Guard and Amending Debaathification

Ambassador Lukman Faily issued a statement on the Iraqi Cabinet’s approval of draft laws establishing a National Guard and amending Iraq’s Accountability and Justice law, otherwise known as de-Baathification.

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Ambassador Faily speaks at Halabja commemoration

"We need and will rebuild Iraq; and we will turn the page on such horrific actions as the massacre and genocide at Halabja," said Ambassador Lukman Faily during a commemoration event at the U.S. Capitol.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Ambassador Faily Speaks at Diplomacy Matters Luncheon

Ambassador Faily was welcomed as guest of honor at the Diplomacy Matters Institute Ambassador’s Series luncheon, where he spoke about the rebuilding efforts in Iraq.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily Speaks at Carnegie: 'The Future of Iraq'

Ambassador Faily recently spoke at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. about the future of Iraq. Watch the event video.

Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Ambassador Faily sits down with Voice of America

Ambassador Faily sat down with Voice of America last week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq. He discussed the ongoing situation in Anbar and disputed the prevailing sectarian narrative, noting the Iraqi government's "evenhanded" approach to tackling extremist groups throughout the country.

Ambassador Faily stressed that Iraq and the United States were cooperating at the highest levels to ensure that Iraq is equipped to fight Al-Qaeda militants. He highlighted aspects of the strategic partnership including cooperation on counter-terrorism and technology-transfer.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Ambassador Faily Runs as Distinguished Guest at Iraqi Children Foundation "IN THEIR SHOES" 5K Run

Participants ran to benefit desperately poor Iraqi orphans and street children after years of war.

Mon, May 5, 2014

Ambassador Faily Responds to Developing Security Situation in Iraq

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily today responded to security developments in Iraq, including terrorist gains in some critical areas of Mosul, and highlighted new directives approved by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his Cabinet to address the ongoing crisis.

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Ambassador Faily Provides a ‘Spotlight’ on Iraq: Highlighting Progress and Challenges

Ambassador Lukman Faily delivered remarks at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Ambassador Faily Participates in U.S.-Arab Business Leadership Conference

The conference, hosted by the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, took place August 20-22, 2013 at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and included leaders from the corporate community and others interested in promoting economic relationships between Arab countries and the United States.

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

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