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Video: al-Abadi to meet Donald Trump

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to meet Donald Trump Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is due to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday. A key part of the talks will be […]

Al-Abadi to visit White House this month

By John Lee. The White House has said US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington later this month. AFP describes the visit as a “fence-mending meeting“, following the tensions between Washington and Baghdad since Trump introduced a ban on Iraqis visiting the United States; Iraqis were subsequently excluded from […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

Trump’s new Immigration Order “won’t include” Iraq

By John Lee. Various reports have suggested that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on travel and immigration won’t include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq. Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that officials within the State Department expressed direct concerns to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that keeping Iraq on the […]

US Unlikely to take on Iranian Forces in Iraq

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have spoken over the phone about the […]

PMUs Threaten to Target Americans in Response to Travel Ban

By Hassan al-Shanoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Armed Iraqi factions threaten to target Americans in response to travel ban US President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order to ban nationals of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries […]

Visa Ban Amended to Allow Iraqi Interpreters enter US

By John Lee. The United States has amended its visa ban to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country According to the New York Times the change, recommended by the Pentagon, eased some of the anger generated in Iraq by President […]

GE’s Iraq deals in at Risk over US Tavel Ban

By John Lee. US diplomats, citing a senior Iraqi government official, have said that the US travel ban could jeopardise General Electric (GE)‘s business in Iraq. According to a memo obtained by Politico: “[The Baghdad government] was preparing to sign two more deals with U.S. company General Electric that could be negatively affected, and that the […]