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New Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim has received a copy of the credentials of Swedish Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Lars Ronnås. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples. Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s aspiration for a greater role for Sweden in […]

UK announces New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced that Mr Stephen Hickey has been appointed as British Ambassador to Iraq. He succeeds Mr Jon Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hickey will take up his appointment during November 2019. He has most recently served in New […]

New US Ambassador takes up Post

On June 9, 2019, Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller presented his credentials to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq to President Barham Salih and Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim. Ambassador Tueller thanked President Salih and Minister Alhakim for their warm reception and commented: “The United States is committed to our Strategic Framework Agreement which defines our bilateral […]

US Senate confirms Tueller as Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ambassador Matthew Tueller to be the Ambassador to Iraq. Tueller has most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen. A native of Utah, Utah, his other overseas assignments have included Ambassador to Kuwait, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Cairo; Political Minister Counselor at Embassy Baghdad; Deputy […]

New Zealand names New Ambassador to Iraq

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has today named Bradley Sawden as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Iraq. New Zealand established an Embassy in Baghdad in 2015 to support New Zealand and Australia’s joint ‘Building Partner Capacity’ mission. “This mission has trained over 20,000 Iraqi police and army personnel who are on the frontlines […]

Controversial General Appointed as Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly appointed General Irij Masjidi as its new ambassador to Baghdad, replacing Hassan Dana'i Fer [Danaeifar]. According to some sources, General Masjidi was previously a senior advisor to Qassim Sulaimani, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC). Al Arabiya quotes Saudi minister of state for the Gulf region Thamer Al-Sabhan […]

Ambassador Beecroft Arrives as New US Ambassador

On October 11, 2012, Ambassador Robert Stephen Beecroft (pictured) arrived in Baghdad and was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq in a ceremony at the Embassy of the United States of America. He will present his credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and President Talabani at the earliest opportunity. Ambassador […]

Change of UK Ambassador to Iraq

Mr Simon Paul Collis has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq. He will succeed Mr Michael Aron who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Collis will take up his appointment at the end of June 2012. Mr Collis joined the FCO in 1978 and after studying Arabic has […]

America's New Ambassador to Iraq

America's new ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey, arrived in Baghdad last week and presented his diplomatic credentials to President Jalal Talabani. He replaces Christopher Hill, who retired after a 16-month stint in the post, and a 33-year career in the diplomatic service. Unlike Hill, Jeffrey already has wide experience in this part of the world, […]