Tag Archives | Government Formation

Lukman Faily on Haider al-Abadi

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily has given an interview with the journal Foreign Policy speaking of his long term friendship with Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi. We learn that Amb. Faily and Abadi were students together in England in the 1980s and both campaigned to raise awareness of the crimes of the regime […]

Abadi: Govt. Formation Talks “Positive”.

By John Lee. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has issued a statement saying that government formation is going well and that on the security front, all militias loyal to the government must come under government control. The remarks are another sign of the PM’s departure from the governing style of Nouri-al-Maliki, who originally appeared tough on […]