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  • Lady claps as two men shake hands. (State Dept,)

    U.S. Contributes $8.3 Million to Stabilization Fund for Iraq

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter with Iraqi officials (State Dept.)

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Baghdad July 23 to meet with Iraqi officials to review the progress of Iraqi and coalition security forces in the fight against ISIL.

  • Ambassador Stuart Jones (July 20, 2015): “…A great deal of Iraqi and American initiative, effort, and cooperation was needed to bring these aircraft here today… this delivery demonstrates the broad and deep U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership, as set out...

    Ambassador Stuart Jones (July 20, 2015): “…A great deal of Iraqi and American initiative, effort, and cooperation was needed to bring these aircraft here today… this delivery demonstrates the broad and deep U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership, as set out...

  • The arrival of Iraq’s own F16s reaffirms our long-standing commitment to supporting Iraq’s defense. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people!

    The arrival of Iraq’s own F16s reaffirms our long-standing commitment to supporting Iraq’s defense. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people!

  • Man stands and speaks at podium. (State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy returns over 400 ancient cultural artifacts to the Government of Iraq. “Da’esh is stealing your antiquities, and we are giving them back to you.”

  • President Obama and Vice President Biden meet Salim al-Jabouri (State Dept.)

    Council of Representative Speaker Salim al-Jabouri was commended by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his leadership in parliament and his efforts to bolster Iraq’s democracy, federalism, and national unity.

  • President's Special Envoy General John Allen: "I am here today to affirm our unwavering commitment to helping our Iraqi partners defeat Daesh."

    President's Special Envoy General John Allen: "I am here today to affirm our unwavering commitment to helping our Iraqi partners defeat Daesh."

News from the Region

Press Release

Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Security Message to U.S. Citizens (November 3, 2014) >> Read More
  • Iraq Travel Warning (August 10, 2014) >> Read More

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 >>

ISIL

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: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-arabian-peninsula-uk

    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: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/Polio.html

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 usvisas.state.gov.

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