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Pompeo “Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent”

By Robbie Gramer, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say In May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq […]

Iraq “has a Role to Play” in Reducing Middle-East Tensions

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Following the increase in tensions in the Gulf region in recent weeks, two British diplomats have expressed the view that Iraq could have a positive role to play. Addressing delegates at CWC‘s Iraq Petroleum conference in London, the British Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Wilks CMG, said: “Iraq is strong enough now to […]

Basra Protests Build as Sub-standard Services Persist

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Basra protests build in Iraq as sub-standard services persist In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb talked about the situation of Iraq’s electricity sector amid tense […]

TechnipFMC Fined for Iraq Bribes

By John Lee. Oil services firm TechnipFMC (TFMC) has agreed to pay $296 million to resolve allegations that the company paid bribes in Brazil and Iraq. TFMC is the product of a 2017 merger between two predecessor companies, Technip S.A. and FMC Technologies, Inc.. The admissions and court documents establish that beginning by at least […]

Gulf Tensions: Iraq worried about Economy

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq exports around 3.5 million barrels of oil a day. Heightened regional tensions between the US and Iran and recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf have heightened security fears. The government […]

Iran “turning Iraq into Battleground against US”

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran already turning Iraq into battleground against US As tension intensifies between Washington and Tehran, attacks against US interests in Iraq are increasing quickly and significantly. A short-range Katyusha missile on June 19 hit the […]

Stabilisation of Mosul Dam “Successfully Completed”

By John Lee. The US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew H. Tueller, joined Minister of Water Resources Jamal al-Adili and Italian Ambassador Pasquino to celebrate the successful completion of emergency efforts to stabilize Mosul Dam. The United States provided $124 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to serve as the “Engineer” for the […]

US Grants Iraq Waiver to Buy Iranian Electricity

By John Lee. The Trump administration has reportedly granted Iraq a 120-day waiver from its sanctions against Iran, to allow it to continue importing electricity from the country during the hottest of the summer weather. The decision followed a phone call on Friday between Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (pictured) and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel […]

US imposes Sanctions on Iraq-based affiliate of IRGC

By John Lee. The United States has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company, South Wealth Resources Company (SWRC), which it is says is an Iraq-based affiliate of Iran‘s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The full text of the Treasury Department’s statement is shown below: Today [Wednesday 13th June], the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office […]

Exclusive Tee for 5K to Benefit Iraqi Children

Actress Alia Shawkat Designs Exclusive Tee for 5K to Benefit Iraqi Children Iraqi-American performer and producer, Alia Shawkat, is best known for her acting work in TV shows like Arrested Development and films like Whip It and The Runaways. She is also a talented artist, with her contemporary works featuring in high profile gallery shows […]