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Iraq Generates Increased Revenue From Crude Exports in July

The Oil Ministry reports that Iraq generated 6.9 percent more from crude sales in July, compared with the previous month.

BloombergTue, Aug 20, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Shell, Mitsubishi Will Start Iraq Plant on April 15

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Mitsubishi Corp. (8058) will start capturing gas from Iraq’s oil fields next week in a $17 billion project known as Basra Gas Co.

“Basra Gas Co. will start operations officially on April 15,” said Ali Hussain Khudayir, director general of South Gas Co., which represents the Iraqi government’s controlling stake in the Basra Gas Co. venture.

BloombergThu, Apr 11, 2013 Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Azzam Alwash of Iraq Receives 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize

"...the Mesopotamian marshes are starting to flourish again as a result of Alwash’s advocacy. Almost half of the original area is now flooded again, and the Sumerians have begun to reestablish their lives. In what is perhaps the most telling evidence of his success elevating the importance of the environment in Iraq, the restored marshes are slated to be established as the country’s first national park in the spring of 2013."

The Goldman Environmental PrizeMon, Apr 15, 2013 Mon, Apr 15, 2013

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

One of 7 wonders of the world finally tracked down

There has long been a slight problem with the declaration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world -- there was no proof it actually existed. Now, an Oxford University researcher says...

USA TodayMon, May 6, 2013 Tue, May 7, 2013

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

Foreign Ministers of Iraq and Iran Discuss by phone the Iranian-Saudi Dialogue and the Jeddah Summit

On Monday, 18/7/2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fuad Hussein discussed by phone with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian files of common interest on the bilateral relations and regional issues, foremost of which is the Iranian-Saudi dialogue in Baghdad.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jul 28, 2022 Thu, Jul 28, 2022

Foreign minister arrives to Geneva to represent Iraq in the meetings of the human rights council of the United State

The foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari arrived to Geneva in Switzerland, to represent Iraq in the meetings of the human rights council of the united Nations for the first time after Iraq's acquiring 173 votes and choosing it as the vice president of the human rights council.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Feb 27, 2017 Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Foreign Minister Meets his Dutch Counterpart Stef Blok

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Stef Blok on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh in Washington.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Feb 7, 2019 Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Meets with his Bahraini Counterpart, and Affirms that Exiting Conflict Requires More Coordination

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his counterpart Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and discussed with him the bilateral relations and the importance of mutual support at all levels.

This came on the sidelines of a visit by the Minister to the Greek capital Athens, upon the invitation of his Greek counterpart Mr. Nikos De

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Feb 13, 2021 Sat, Feb 13, 2021

MOFA: We succeeded in issuing a UN resolution to support countries that are environmentally affected by terrorism

In continuation of its efforts to re-represent Iraq in international forums, the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs culminated in the adoption of a resolution at the third session of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEA) in December 2017 entitled "Mitigation and Control of Pollution in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict or Terrorism" ), Which will allow Iraq to benefit from the support of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and a number of other countries affected by terrorism in providing support to mitigate the effects of pollution in areas hit by terrorism.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jan 7, 2018 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the bombing of the Headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces brigade by the US forces, which we view as a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Iraq, and a condemned act, which is rejected by all customs and laws that govern relations between states.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Dec 30, 2019 Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Iraq Presents United Nations with Hammurabi Obelisk Model at Official Ceremony

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met on June 25, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva to donate a model of the Hammurabi Obelisk to the European UN headquarters on behalf of the Government and people of Iraq.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jun 26, 2013 Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Takes Office

A ceremony was held at the Foreign Ministry to hand over the position of the Foreign Minister to Mr. Fouad Hussein in the presence of former Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim, the Ministry’s Undersecretaries and Heads of Departments.
Minister Fuad Hussein assured that the Ministry will move towards promoting balanced relations based on achieving the interests of Iraq, achieving the aspirations of Iraqi people, and implementing foreign policy issues within the governmental program.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Jun 7, 2020 Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets his Syrian Counterpart Mr. Walid Al-Moallem

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Walid Al-Moallem on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
Minister Alhakim affirmed the depth of Iraqi-Syrian relations, and Iraq’s adherence to elevating them to broader prospects that serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, noting the convergence of views on the need to adopt political solutions to resolve crises and not to interfere in the affairs of other countries.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Sep 30, 2019 Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Statement of condolences by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq expresses its condolences and sincere sympathy to the government and people of the Russian Federation following the crash of the N-26 plane, which claimed the lives of 28 civilians.

We renew the solidarity and support of the government and people of the Republic of Iraq to the families of the victims in these difficult circumstances, and we express our heartfelt words of support to them.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Iraq

7 July 2021

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 7, 2021 Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim on the European Union-Iraq relations and regional cooperation

Iraq and EU strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. The EU and Iraq share a common vision for the region and wish to proactively support actions and initiatives to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, aiming to build a cooperative framework based on shared interests. Cooperation is the strongest foundation of a long-term regional security, stability and sustainable development. The... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 17, 2019 Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Press Statement / Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry supports the statement issued by the Office of the former Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari that there are no recommendations to exclude a number of ministry employees who are included in the law of Accountability and Justice.

The Ministry affirms that its recent actions in this regard come in the context of the procedures that the National Commission for Accountability and justice is conducting towards a number of Ministry employees according to the laws and procedures in force.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 8, 2019 Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Foreign Minister Receives a Call from his German Counterpart

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas.
The conversation focused on bilateral relations and ties between the two countries, and on the initial decision of the US administration to withdraw the embassy from Baghdad.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed concern about this decision, despite it being a sovereign decision by the US side, but it may lead to results that are not in the interest of the Iraqi people.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Oct 4, 2020 Sun, Oct 4, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets with Foreign Relations Committee of the Dutch Parliament

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with the Foreign Relations Committee of the Dutch Parliament.

Minister Alhakim discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the measures taken by the Iraqi government to meet the demands of the youth and maintain security, calling on the Dutch side to open new prospects for cooperation in order to promote the Iraqi economy and provide job opportunities through stimulating investment in the productive sectors, especially agriculture, industry and reconstruction of liberated areas

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 29, 2019 Tue, Oct 29, 2019