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News & Announcements

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Ambassador Faily delivers keynote address at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

“Totalitarianism in Saddam’s Iraq: Documents as a Window to a Dictatorship” centered around a set of documents that were originally recovered from the Ba’ath Party Headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

Wed, Jun 4, 2014

Clarification on status of the Development Fund for Iraq

Washington, DC (June 5, 2014) – In response to several queries regarding the U.S. government’s recent decision to terminate immunities granted to the Development Fund for Iraq and other Iraqi entities, the Embassy of Iraq would like to make the following clarification:

The Republic of Iraq welcomes the decision by the U.S. government to remove decade-old immunities that were granted to protect certain Iraqi financial entities and sectors from lawsuits following the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Thu, Jun 5, 2014

New Gulf infrastructure opens up export growth

A new platform metering crude in the Basra Gulf was put into action.

Iraq Oil ReportWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Iraq oil exports increase by 8% in May

The average price of a barrel of Iraqi oil stood at $100.80 dollars in May, which added revenues of $8.07 billion dollars.

Iraqi NewsWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 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 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

Iraq to subsidize Ramadan foods

The government allocated $500 million to subsidize basic foods during Ramadan, in an effort to protect families from price hikes.

Al-ShorfaWed, Jul 2, 2014 Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Airport operations remain normal throughout Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Transport reports no irregularities in air traffic.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Jul 2, 2014 Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Maritime traffic remains normal at Iraqi ports

Recent arrivals have included food shipments for Iraqi citizens, with more shipments expected from world suppliers.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaTue, Jul 8, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Iraq earmarks funds for emergency medical aid

Funds will be used to buy medical supplies, medicines, and generators.

Al-ShorfaFri, Jul 11, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Ambassador and Mrs. Faily host Ramadan Iftar for Iraqi Community

Ambassador and Mrs. Faily extended their well wishes to the Muslim community in the United States and around the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

U.S. Congratulates Iraqis on the Election of a Parliamentary Speaker

Secretary John Kerry issued a statement congratulating the Iraqi people on the election of a new parliamentary Speaker and two Deputy Speakers, highlighting that it is a first step in the critical process of forming a new government.

U.S. Department of StateTue, Jul 15, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri

Vice President Biden called Salim al-Jabouri to congratulate him on his selection as the next Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

The White HouseTue, Jul 15, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Ambassador Faily participates in Panel Discussion on ISIS, Iraq and the region

"The Enemy of My Enemy: An Uneasy Coalition and the Threat of ISIS" at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC discussed geo-strategic implications of the rise of ISIS.

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Eid Al Fitr Greetings

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq extends its warmest greetings on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Iraq's Maysan begins development projects

Foundation stones laid for eight development projects worth $7.7M for cities across the province.

Al-ShorfaFri, Aug 1, 2014 Fri, Aug 8, 2014

Iraq arranges for displaced Ninawa students to sit final exams

The Ministry of Education opened four examination centres to allow students to participate in the secondround of exams, set for August 16 and 17, and September 2, 2014.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Aug 6, 2014 Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi

The biography of newly elected Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Embassy of Iraq Repatriates Antiquity Items

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, D.C. repatriated three pieces of antiquity artifacts.

Thu, Aug 14, 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

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