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                                     U.S. EMBASSY BAGHDAD
                                    Office of the Spokesman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  (JULY 09, 2012)

U.S. Embassy Denies It Reports on Wealth of Iraqi Political Leaders

U.S. Embassy Spokesman, Michael McClellan, denied recent reports in Iraqi media that the U.S. Embassy has prepared a report on the wealth of Iraqi political leaders.  “Embassy officials meet regularly with Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum and engage them on a wide range of issues across the bilateral relationship.  It is not our practice to track the wealth or financial concerns of Iraqi officials,” said McClellan.