CENTCOM Commander General Lloyd Austin visited Iraq to re-affirm the U.S. commitment in the fight against ISIL.
The partnership against violent extremism that we are assembling has room for anyone who is willing to respect the fundamental rights and dignity of other human beings.
The plight of Iraqi IDPs remains an important concern of the U.S. Mission in Iraq.
General John R. Allen's Remarks to the Press at U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.
U.S. Donates 250 MRAP Vehicles, Continues Security Assistance in Fight Against ISIL
U.S. Embassy Baghdad hosts its largest alumni event for 2014.
"(I)n a matter of months, the prime minister has spearheaded and moved forward. It's a sign of a change in Iraq and a sign of strong leadership."
Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens
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 >>
Medical Information for U.S. Citizens
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
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.