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News & Announcements

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President Obama affirms support for Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s next prime minister

The President expressed his support for the formation of a new government in Iraq, consistent with constitutional requirements.

The White HouseMon, Aug 11, 2014 Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Hoshyar Zebari: Iraq and the United States face a common enemy in the Islamic State

"We face a common enemy. We must wage a common struggle. And we must win a common victory for the sake of people everywhere and generations yet unborn."

The Washington PostFri, Aug 22, 2014 Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Ambassador Faily discusses return of American interest in Iraqi affairs

In an interview with Al Mayadeen TV, Ambassador Faily discussed the US-Iraq relationship and the current situation in Iraq.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Ambassador Faily attends 'Peace for Iraq' prayer session

Ambassador Faily attended a 'Peace for Iraq' prayer session at the Arabic Bible Church in Virginia where the congregation gathered to pray for the protection of all Iraqis from terrorism and oppression.

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Iraqi archaeological items lent to Pennsylvania museum for restoration

The University of Pennsylvania Museum Department of Archaeology received archaeological items belonging to one of the most ancient of all Sumerian Cities, Nippur.

Fri, Sep 5, 2014

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

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

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

Foreign Minister al-Jaafari Meets with Secretary Kerry in Baghdad

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and discussed efforts to counter the threat of ISIL by expanding military and intelligence cooperation between Iraq and the United States.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

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

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

Iraq exports more oil from southern terminals far from conflict

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals on the Gulf have increased, approaching a record high reached in May.

ReutersTue, Sep 23, 2014 Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Iraqi book festival draws thousands

Iraqis express their desire for Baghdad's role to be restored by taking part in the Iraqi Reading Festival in Abu Nawas park.

Al-MonitorSun, Oct 12, 2014 Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Ambassador Faily delivers remarks to the Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

The conference, "Framing and Charting the Region’s Issues, Interests, Challenges, and Opportunities: Implications for Arab and U.S. Policies" brought together distinguished guests to expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.

Tue, Oct 28, 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

Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi Meets US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Prime Minister Abadi and General Dempsey reviewed recent developments and progress made by Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIL.

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi Receives Commander of US Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin

General Austin reiterated to Prime Minister Al-Abadi the United States' support for Iraq and affirmed intentions to continue to meet the needs of the Iraqi army in areas of training, armament and advice.

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Defense, Security, and Aviation Fair Exhibition

The Defense, Security, and aviation Fair Exhibition of the fourth session will be held in Baghdad International Exhibition in Baghdad-Iraq from 7 – 10th March 2015.

All interested Security, Defense, and Aviation Companies should send their confirmation for attending the Exhibition within 30 days to the contact below form the Iraqi Defense Attaché office at Administrator.da@iraqiembassy.us or at (202) 299-0041 Ext. (215).

Thu, Dec 4, 2014

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al Abadi Meets United States Secretary of Defense Mr. Chuck Hagel

During the meeting, they discussed coordinating military operations among the International Coalition.

Tue, Dec 9, 2014
Iraqis train with U.S. Air Force to fly F-16 jets

Iraqis train with U.S. Air Force to fly F-16 jets

Margaret Brennan reports from Tucson with an exclusive look at how the Iraqi government is trying to build a new air force with some key help from the U.S. Air Force.

CBS NewsTue, Dec 16, 2014 Tue, Dec 16, 2014

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