Ambassador Stuart Jones met with H.E. President Fouad Massoum on September 1. The Ambassador underlined the United States’ support for the Government of Iraq’s fight against Da’esh; they both stressed their support for the Prime Minister’s reform agenda.
“I’m pleased to announce that the United States will contribute an additional $62 million in assistance to displaced Iraqis... With this new funding, the United States has now provided more than $475 million in humanitarian assistance to the region”
U.S. Contributes $8.3 Million to Stabilization Fund for Iraq
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...
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!
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.”
- Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz, the second in command of the terrorist group ISIL, was killed in a U.S. military air strike on August 18 while traveling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an ISIL media operative known as Abu Abdullah. >>Read More
The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s abhorrent ISIL attack in Diyala Province which purposefully and viciously targeted Iraqi civilians celebrating the Eid ul-Fitr holiday to mark the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan. This latest attack is yet another painful example of the atrocities that the terrorist group ISIL continues to perpetrate against the people of Iraq. >>Read More
2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
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.