Tag Archives | James Jeffrey

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." […]

Ambassador James Jeffrey takes new Anti-ISIS Role

Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey (pictured), the current Special Representative for Syria Engagement, has taken on the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, effective January 4, 2019. With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead […]

"Iraq's Energy Future Lies to the North"

By John Lee. A new report from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy says that Iraqi hydrocarbons "will either be exploited by Iran and its allies or used for Iraq's own benefit, transforming the country into an energy export hub between the Gulf states, Turkey, and Europe. The United States has a strong strategic […]

Exxon Hires Former US Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Oil giant ExxonMobil has reportedly hired former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey (pictured), as a consultant. The company was recently told that it must choose between working in Iraq's southern oilfields, where it operates the $50 billion West Qurna 1 oilfield, or in Kurdistan, where it has signed exploration deals. Exxon’s […]

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, […]