By John Lee.
Washington DC-based communications consultancy Glover Park Group has reported that it has been engaged to work in the United States on behalf of the Iraqi Sunni community.
In a statement made pursuant to the US’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Managing Director Joel Johnson (pictured) said that the company is acting on behalf of the Dubai-based Adalid Business Consulting DMCC, which it describes as "a partnership that is directed, financed and subsidized by Iraqi business leaders."
The statement continues:
"[Glover Park] will provide diplomacy, strategic communications counsel and government relations services for Adalid Business Consulting, who works on behalf of the Iraqi Sunni Community. Registrants activities will include engagement on issues related to the Sunni Community's standing within Iraq.
"[The] Registrant will provide support for the Iraqi Sunni community's communications with the U.S. government officials, business community, non-governmental audiences and the media; and fostering and facilitating exchanges between the U.S. and the community's leadership."