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Britain boosts Iraq military trainers to combat Islamic State

The United Kingdom will send an additional 125 military trainers to Iraq to counter the rising threat from the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday at the G-7 summit.

The prime minister's office said the military personnel were being provided at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They will chiefly help Iraqi forces learn how to deal with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

USA TodaySun, Jun 7, 2015 Wed, Jun 10, 2015
Reception hosted by Embassy of Iraq in Washington DC in honer of iraqi speaker Dr  Saleem Aljubouri

Reception hosted by the Embassy of Iraq in Washington DC in honer of Iraqi speaker Dr. Saleem Aljubouri

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Iraq’s energy potential

Below are highlights from a speech given by Andrea Leadsom, UK Energy Minister at the Iraqi Petroleum Conference 2015.

“In an increasingly interdependent world, energy security cannot be a wholly domestic issue. Only with strong and stable energy partners across the world can we achieve secure access to energy, a well functioning energy market and stability to plan for the future. Recent events in Russia and Ukraine have made this clearer than ever.”

Iraq’s energy potential

Energy GlobalTue, Jun 9, 2015 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

US-Iraqi Youth Institute Holds Conference On Peace

Members and affiliates of the US-Iraqi Youth Institute with a host of community leaders and politicians met at Greenfield Manor on June 5, 2015 for the Iraqi American Peace Conference. This year’s theme was ISIS: Terrorism Against Childhood.

Groups of students with the organization, families with children, and political and community leaders from Detroit to Baghdad gathered in the main banquet hall for an evening of discussion, video presentations, dinner, and a closing awards ceremony.

Michigan JournalMon, Jun 15, 2015 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

On the Occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq extends its well wishes to Iraqi people and Islamic countries on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. May Allah bless our nation with peace.

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

During Ramadan, Dates Are a Unifying Staple

During Ramadan, Muslim communities of the world are unified by one food: the date, a symbol of hospitality, rest and peace.

The New York TimesTue, Jun 16, 2015 Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Embassy of Iraq mourns death of Iraq F-16 pilot

June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq deeply mourns the death of the Iraqi F-16 pilot Rasid Hasan, after his plane crashed during a training mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

Brigadier General Hasan's dedication to serving his country will continue to be honored and remembered among our nation.

May Allah rest his soul in peace and give his family and loved ones strength and comfort during this difficult time.

العربية.

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Ambassador Faily offers condolences for Iraqi pilot

June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, released the following statement of condolences in the death of Brigadier General Rasid Hasan, who died Wednesday evening in the crash of an Iraqi F-16 while on a training mission in Arizona:

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Statement by Senator McCain on crash of Iraqi pilot during F-16 training in Arizona

June 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the death of Brigadier General Rafid Mohammed Hassan, an Iraqi student pilot whose F-16 fighter crashed near Douglas, Arizona during a training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing:

Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State

Ambassador Faily on Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security welcomed the Ambassador of Iraq, His Excellency Lukman Faily, at a roundtable discussion with fellow ambassadors from Chile, Czech Republic, Morocco and Singapore to discuss diplomacy beyond the nation-state with regards to the 2015 QDDR (Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review). Joining them in the discussion chaired by Atlantic Council President & CEO, Frederick Kempe was Hon. Paula Dobriansky and the Special Representative for the QDDR, Hon. Thomas Perriello.

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Iraq: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Conflict-Affected Cities

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – A new World Bank project in Iraq will support the reconstruction of the country’s conflict-wrecked infrastructure and restore public services in municipal areas under Government control. The US$350 million financial assistance package, approved by the World Bank Board of Directors today, will contribute to Iraq’s efforts to rebuild state institutions and put the economy on the path to recovery in areas where conflict has subsided.

The World BankTue, Jul 7, 2015 Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Eid Al Fitr Greetings

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq extends its warmest greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr to all Muslims around the world, particularly the Iraqi community in the United States. We pray to Allah Almighty for His blessings and mercy to be always with the Iraqi people in these difficult days.

Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Iraq/Syria: Worse Now Than Before?

Ambassador Faily joins panel discussion at Aspen Security Forum

General John Allen, Ambassador Faily and Daniel Glaser participated in a panel, "Iraq/Syria: Worse Now Than Before?" during the Aspen Security Forum conference.

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Full text of Prime Minister Al-Abadi's ratified reform initiative

August 9, 2015

Text of the first package of reforms presented by the Prime Minister, Dr. Haidar Al-Abadi and unanimously voted on by the Council of Ministers on August 9, and ratified by the Council of Representatives on August 11:

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi downsizes Council of Ministers

Statement from the Prime Minister's Office:

August 16, 2015

Based on the public interest, according to Article 78 of the Constitution and upon delegation of the Council of Representatives, we have decided, on behalf of the people, to:

Reduce the number of cabinet members to become 22 in addition to the Prime Minister instead of 33 members, according to the following:

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Adherence to Baghdad-Erbil Oil Deal is Essential to National Unity

Reinforcing, strengthening central and regional cooperation will fortify Iraq against existential threats.

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

"Where is Iraq Heading?"

Ambassador Faily discusses the challenges facing Iraq on the home-front, the battle-front and the regional and international fronts.

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi: We Have Heard the Iraqi People

In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Prime Minister Al-Abadi challenged three perceptions which are commonly held by outside observers.

Tue, Sep 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 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

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