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  • Several men in suits smiling. (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken traveled to Iraq October 14-16 to engage Iraqi officials on issues related to security, cooperation and governance.

  • POTUS and Chiefs of Defense (DoS Image)

    "We are united in our goal to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL so that it's no longer a threat to Iraq, to the region, or the international community."

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Official Portrait

    ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls

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    U.S. Condemns ISIL Attacks in Iraq

  • Ambassador Stuart Jones is greeted by Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq. (Embassy Image)

    The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad continues strengthening America's bilateral relationship with a unified Iraq.

  • General John Allen giving speech (Photo Credit: State Department)

    General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL: This trip speaks volumes about the importance of our partnership.

  • President Obama in Meeting with Arab Coalition Partners (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    We are committed to a sovereign Iraq that is able to maintain its territorial integrity and provide for its own security.

Recent News on Iraq

News from the Region

Press Releases

Welcome Ambassador Stuart Jones

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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Iraq Travel Warning (August 10, 2014) >> Read More
  • Iraq Travel Warning (August 8, 2014) >> Read More
  • Iraq Travel Warning (June 16, 2014) >> Read More
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens (June 16, 2014) >> Read More
  • Worldwide Caution: The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world....Read More


  • Secretary Kerry Speaks (State Dept.)
    Remarks at Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria Event
    "Our heritage is literally
    in peril in this moment, and we believe it is imperative that we act
    now. We do so knowing that our leadership, the leadership of the United
    States, can make a difference and that the fight to protect the cultural
    heritage of Iraq
    and Syria isn't just about shared values. It's about protecting a shared
    legacy. And that is the story that I want to leave you with this

Medical Information for U.S. Citizens

  • MERS Update
    U.S. citizens in the region are encouraged to monitor the CDC's guidance relating to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV) and take appropriate precautions as directed by the CDC. For more information, please visit the CDC website located at:

    Polio Update
    A resurgence of the polio virus and its rapid spread to new countries prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 5, 2014, to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO recommends certain precautions to international travelers. All travelers to or from the countries currently infected and exporting wild poliovirus -- Pakistan, Cameroon, and the Syrian Arab Republic -- should receive polio vaccinations within twelve months of international travel. U.S. citizens should be aware that they may be subject to additional polio vaccination requirements to enter or exit these countries.

    In addition, WHO declared seven countries -- Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, and Somalia -- infected with wild poliovirus but not currently exporting it. These countries pose an ongoing risk for wild poliovirus exportations in 2014. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in these countries may wish to take additional precautions, including determining if they should receive polio vaccinations prior to international travel. For more information, please visit


  • The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program benefiting individuals who have been employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government in Iraq has been extended through passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2014. The NDAA authorizes the issuance of 2,500 immigrant visas after January 1, 2014 to qualified principal applicants. For the most recent information regarding the SIV program, please visit:

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