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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

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

"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

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.

CNNCNN logoThu, Jan 22, 2015 Thu, Jan 22, 2015

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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