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  • On June 20, Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk met with PM Abadi and other leaders in Iraq. (Government of Iraq photo)

    On June 20, Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk met with PM Abadi and other leaders in Iraq. (Government of Iraq photo)

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    On June 16, Central Command General Joseph Votel from the U.S. Central Command, and Ambassador Stuart Jones met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad.

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    On June 2, Ambassador Stuart Jones delivered remarks at the Reforming Development in Iraq conference in Baghdad.

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    May 9: Ministry of Water Resources Advisor Mahdi al-Hamandani & U.S. Ambassador Jones sign Mosul Dam Letter of Acceptance, on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers support for dam repair.

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    Vice President Joe Biden greets Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Vice President Biden visited Baghdad on April 28.

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    On an April 18 visit to Baghdad, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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    “During an April 8, 2016 visit to Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the U.S. would provide an additional $155 million in humanitarian assistance for Iraq.”

Press Releases and Statements

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.  More Information »

  • 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.   More Information »

General News and Information

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Pakistan Independence Day Sunday, August 14 >> Read More

  • Iraq Travel Warning (July 6, 2016) >> Read More
  • Latest Security Message to U.S. Citizens (Feb. 29, 2016) >> Read More
  • Iraq Country Specific Information (Jan. 28, 2016) >> Read More

  • Latest Iraq Travel Warning (Dec. 4, 2015) >> Read More

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

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    Iraq Narrative (PDF 48 KB)
    Iraq is a source and destination country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, and men, women, and children subjected to forced labor. The escalation of the conflict in 2014 with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gravely increased the vulnerability of the population to trafficking, in particular women and children.
  • TIP Report 2015
    "This year's Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace... In recent decades, we have learned a great deal about how to break up human trafficking networks and help victims recover in safety and dignity. In years to come, we will apply those lessons relentlessly, and we will not rest until modern slavery is ended." - John F. Kerry, Secretary of State

UN Security Council Statement on Iraq

  • UN Security Council expresses “deep outrage” about all Iraqis as well as nationals of other States who have been killed, kidnapped, raped or tortured by ISIL, as well as its recruitment and use of children. Read More >>


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