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Possible Reopening of Iraqi Embassy in Libya

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has met with the Foreign Minister of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, on the sidelines a meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Minister Hussein congratulated his Libyan counterpart on the occasion of announcing the results of the formation of the […]

Switzerland hopes to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

By John Lee. Switzerland is hoping to reopen its embassy in Baghdad early next year. The announcement was made after the Chief of Iraq's Protocol Department, Mr. Ali Shamran, met with the Swiss ambassador to Iraq residing in Amman, Mr. Lukas Gasser, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to develop them. […]

Trump "Pulling Dozens of Diplomats out of Iraq"

By Nahal Toosi, for Politico. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Trump pulling dozens of diplomats out of Iraq The Trump administration is pulling out as many as half of America's diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as tensions spike with […]

US threat to shutter Baghdad Embassy 'Ongoing'

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US threat to shutter Baghdad embassy 'ongoing,' says Syria envoy Outgoing US Syria envoy James Jeffrey says the State Department's threats to close the US Embassy in Iraq is "very serious." […]

Denmark will Open Embassy in Baghdad

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Denmark will open embassy to Iraq in Baghdad this year Denmark will open an embassy in Baghdad this fall. The move comes as the NATO member prepares to assume command of […]

New Zealand to Close Embassy in Iraq

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, has announced the closure of the New Zealand Embassy in Baghdad. Mr Peters said: "This decision to permanently close the Embassy was not taken lightly and is in no way an indication of any change in the value that New Zealand places on its relationship with Iraq. "The […]

Iraq to open Embassy in New Zealand

By John Lee. New Zealand's Ambassador to Baghdad, Tredene Dobson, has informed the Iraqi Foreign Ministry of her country’s agreement to open an Iraqi Embassy in New Zealand. The announcement followed a meeting between Ambassador Dobson and the Acting Head of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry's Department of Asia and Australia, Mr. Hamid Abbas. (Source: Iraqi […]

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 […]

Oman to open Embassy in Baghdad

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi on Wednesday in Baghdad. During the meeting they discussed strengthening the relations between the two countries and the opening of air routes, facilitating entering visas, as well as their joint role in maintaining security and stability in the region. The […]

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 Embassy Staff to Leave Iraq

From the U.S. Embassy in Iraq: The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil. Normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to […]

Oman to Reopen Embassy Baghdad

By John Lee. Oman is reportedly planning to reopen its embassy in Baghdad. Not exact date for the reopening has been announced. (Source: Muscat Daily, Middle East Monitor) (Picture: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Omani Minister for Foreign Affairs)