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US Supports IHEC, On Time Elections

By John Lee. The United States fully supports Iraq’s democracy and democratic institutions as defined and established in the Iraqi Constitution, specifically Article 102, which provides for the independence and neutrality of the Independent High Electoral Commission. Ensuring that upcoming parliamentary elections are held on schedule is of the utmost importance and we commend the […]

US State Department Misquoted on Risks of KRG Oil Contracts

By John Lee. At the US State Department’s Daily Press Briefing on Monday, Spokesperson Victoria Nuland was asked to clarify the US Government’s official position on oil contracts in Iraqi Kurdistan. “Our position on this has not changed“, she said. “We’ve spoken about it many times here. We speak about it in Iraq. With regard […]