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Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry expresses its rejection and condemnation of the violation of the sovereignty of Iraq by the US forces through the bombing of the headquarters of the Military , police, and the Popular Mobilization Forces which are Iraqi national forces that defended Iraq and its unity and have fought valiantly, and stopped the expansion of Da’esh to the countries of the region, and the world.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Mar 13, 2020 Mon, Mar 16, 2020

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Coinciding with the declaration of October 3rd as National Holiday for the Republic of Iraq, Rare Documents Presented from Archives of the League of Nations in Geneva, Regarding This Historic Day.
The General Assembly of the League of Nations agreed on October 3, 1932, to accept Iraq as a member of the League of Nations upon the request submitted by the Iraqi Kingdom with the signature of former Prime Minister Nouri Pasha Al-Saeed on July 12, 1932, becoming the first Arab country to join this international organization at the time.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSat, Oct 2, 2021 Mon, Oct 4, 2021

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has followed up on the decision issued by the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump to pardon a number of those convicted of killing fourteen Iraqis and wounding others in 2007, in an incident that was denounced on international level as well as the local disapproval and rejection it created.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Dec 23, 2020 Wed, Dec 23, 2020

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on Saturday, 9/10/2021, the Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein arrived in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to participate in the meeting of the States of the Non-Aligned Movement, which will be held to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the first conference of the founding of the Movement, which will be hosted by the Republic of Serbia for the period from 11-12/10/2021.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Oct 12, 2021 Tue, Oct 12, 2021

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The Foreign Ministry expresses its surprise on the decision issued by the US Treasury against Mr. Faleh Al-Fayadh head of the Popular Mobilization Commission. We stress that the decision was an unacceptable surprise and point out that the Ministry will carefully follow up with the current and new administration in Washington all decisions issued by the US Treasury Department against Iraqi names and work to address this matter.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 14, 2021 Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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In addition to the efforts to include the Iraqi archaeological sites on the World Heritage List, the issue of including the ancient city of Babylon will be discussed at the 43rd session of the Azerbaijani capital Baku with the participation of more than 180 countries.

Fri, Jul 5, 2019 Fri, Jul 5, 2019

Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry appreciates the positions of friendly and brotherly countries, international organisations, as well as the calls and messages that Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received from his counterparts around the world of condolences to the government and people of Iraq following the terrorist attack that targeted the capital, Baghdad, on 21/1/2021, which left tens of martyrs and wounded.

Tue, Jan 26, 2021 Tue, Jan 26, 2021

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Some media outlets have reported fragmented remarks by the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations alleging criticism of the peaceful demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of Iraqi Governorates.

In this context, we would like to point out that the statement made by the Permanent Representative of Iraq represents an official statement of the Republic of Iraq in the Security Council, which was prepared according to the contexts followed in the preparation of official statements through the competent department and with the approval of the Minister on its language and... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Dec 5, 2019 Thu, Dec 5, 2019

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The Air Defense Command has detected a violation of Iraqi airspace which occurred through a drone plane belonging to the Turkish army. A refugee camp was bombed near the city of Makhmur, and two women’s lives were claimed from the camp on April 15, 2020. The Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation in the strongest possible terms for these Turkish attacks which violate Iraqi sovereignty and contradicts the principles of good-neighborliness, and represents a grave violation of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the United Nations Charter.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Apr 16, 2020 Thu, Apr 16, 2020

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Iraq highly values ​​Japan’s supportive stances in various emergency condition and along the historical line of relations between Iraq and Japan. The most recent of which is the Japanese government’s decision to allocate $ 1.45 million through the International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to assist Iraq in confronting Coronavirus, and to provide (1.55) million dollars through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support the humanitarian needs of the displaced Iraqis.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Apr 28, 2020 Wed, Apr 29, 2020

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The Foreign Ministry denounces the raising of the European Union Mission and other foreign missions operating in Iraq of the flag of homosexuality in its headquarters for its violation of the high moral principles and values ​​respected by all divine religions in addition to its contradiction with the values, morals and social norms of our country and its provocation of sacred religious feelings and significance.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, May 17, 2020 Sun, May 17, 2020

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Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements and the memorandums of understanding it has with the countries of the world within the framework of exchanging interests and enhancing bilateral cooperation.
Iraq had concluded a consular memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Turkey in 2009, stipulating that the traveler obtain the entry visa at border crossing points without reviewing the relevant embassy or consulate; In order to facilitate the movement of nationals of both countries, the Turkish side suspended work on the content of this memorandum, on its part the Iraqi... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jul 28, 2020 Tue, Jul 28, 2020

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The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Iraq, Mr. Fatih Yildiz on the background of the continuing violations of the Turkish army,and recent drone bombing that struck the Sidakan area in the Erbil governorate in Kurdistan, and the martyrdom of two officers and an Iraqi army soldier.

The letter was delivered by the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashim to the Turkish ambassador, in which it held the latter’s government responsible for this sinful attack, and demanded the Turkish side to clarify its circumstances and to... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Aug 13, 2020 Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Press Statement - 1/10/2020

On the background of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s bombing of military camps inside Iraq that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Iraq on the morning of 9/1/2020, the Chargé d’ffaires a.i of Iran

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 10, 2020 Fri, Jan 10, 2020

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

Press statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Government to Retrieve 80 Antiquities Taken out Illegally from the Country and Found by Turkish Authorities in 2008.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Mon, Sep 23, 2019

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

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Iraqi land and bases were attacked on Wednesday, 8/1/2020 with Iranian missile strikes targeting military camps that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 8, 2020 Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Press Statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf

Iraq is concerned with the receipt of Da’esh terrorists who hold Iraqi citizenship and their families. They will be tried in Iraqi courts according to the laws in force.
Iraq is not concerned with foreign terrorists who have carried out terrorist operations outside Iraq, and their countries must deal with them.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsMon, Oct 21, 2019 Mon, Oct 21, 2019