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News & Announcements

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Prime Minister Al-Abadi drops pending lawsuits against journalists

The order comes as part of the Prime Minister's commitment to freedom of expression and support for the press.

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Abadi: A United Iraq Is Pushing ISIS Back

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi penned an opinion editorial in The Wall Street Journal about how Iraqis are fighting back against transnational terrorists on the battlefront and on the home front.

The Wall Street JournalThu, Dec 18, 2014 Thu, Dec 18, 2014

LA Consulate General hosts 2015 Mobile Consulate

The Embassy of Iraq and LA Consulate General will host a 2015 Mobile Consulate in the following states: California, Arizona, Texas, Washington.

Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi Congratulates Christians on Christmas & New Year

"As we affirm our determination to ensure that Christians remain our brothers and partners in the rebuilding of Iraq, we pledge to them our utmost efforts to achieve this goal and to cleanse all Iraqi towns from Daesh so that all displaced people can return to their homes in dignity and with their constitutional rights and freedoms intact."

Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Iraq Pumps Crude at Record Level Amid Plummeting Prices

Iraq is pumping crude at a record pace and will continue to boost exports this year amid a supply glut that’s pushed prices down, Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said.

BloombergMon, Jan 19, 2015 Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister: ISIS advance ‘is being reversed'

The extreme Islamist group ISIS is being pushed back, the Iraqi Prime Minister told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.

CNNThu, Jan 22, 2015 Thu, Jan 22, 2015

"A Vision for Iraq": Prime Minister Abadi's Remarks at the World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi delivers remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, 2015.

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi receives General Lloyd Austin

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and General Lloyd Austin discussed ways to expand military and intelligence cooperation, increase airstrikes and intensify training to enhance the victories achieved in various fronts of confrontation with Daesh.

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

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 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'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
Iraqi Army, Militia Attempt to Retake Tikrit From ISIS

ISIS Must Be Stopped for 'Our Own Sake,' Says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Speaking from Baghdad in an exclusive interview with ABC's "This Week", Prime Minister al-Abadi said the government is eager to liberate ISIS-controlled areas as soon as possible.

ABC NewsSun, Mar 8, 2015 Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Official Statement on the Killing of Iraqi Citizen, Ahmed Ibrahim al-Jumaili

The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Los Angeles has followed with great interest along with the Dallas Police Department and their Special Investigations Unit, regarding the shooting that took place on March 4th, 2015 in the city of Dallas, Texas, in which the life of Iraqi citizen Ahmed Adnan Ibrahim al-Jumaili was claimed while he was taking pictures in front of his home.

Mon, Mar 9, 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

Statement by Council of Ministers on Military Operations and International Cooperation

The Council of Minsters issued the following statement today after its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the relationship between Iraq and the international coalition in the war against Daesh.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit the White House

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 23, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

The White HouseMon, Mar 23, 2015 Mon, Mar 23, 2015

HIV Test exemption for Visa applicants to Iraq

No HIV test requirement for all foreigners visiting Iraq for two years as of February 2015.

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

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

Houston City Council unanimously approves Sister City Agreement between Houston, Texas and Basrah, Iraq

The Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs’ program promotes people-to-people diplomacy and encourages citizens to develop mutual trust and understanding through commercial, cultural, educational, and humanitarian exchanges.

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Tracking Progess of Iraq's New Government

On September 8, 2014, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s new government outlined a broad agenda designed to unite the country as it faces an existential threat from Daesh. This agenda is based on a number of key measures that seek to reform and reinvigorate the country’s socioeconomic, political and military institutions.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

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