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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. For more information, please visit:

SIV Program Update

  • Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqis Employed By or On Behalf of the U.S. Government

    The Department of State’s authority to issue Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Iraqi nationals under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 was extended. As of January 1, 2014, 2,500 visas may be issued to principal applicants under this program, and the program will end when all visas have been issued. To learn more about this SIV program, see

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