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US announces $204m Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

On Wednesday in Washington, the United States announced nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees in the region, and to generous communities hosting them. This funding includes nearly $133 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $71 million from USAID's Bureau […]

Pompeo urges End to Sectarian Quotas in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraqi leaders to put aside the country's sectarian quota system to help form of a new government. At a press briefing on Wednesday, he said: "In Iraq, we're watching closely as Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhami enters the third week of trying to form his […]

US signals support for New PM-Designate

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Intel: US signals support for Iraq's latest prime minister-designate Secretary of State Michael Pompeo signaled support for Iraq's newest prime minister-designate, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in a statement on Monday. "The […]

PM quietly working to keep US Troops in Country

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s caretaker prime minister privately does not want US troops to withdraw, several sources familiar with the situation told Al-Monitor, though Adel Abdul Mahdi publicly backed a recent parliamentary vote that urged the […]

US Strikes Iran-backed Militia in Iraq

Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Secretary of Defense Mark Esper SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening. Myself, with Secretary Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley, came here to Florida today to brief the President on the activities that have taken place in the Middle East over the course of the […]

Pompeo calls on Iraq to Enact Reforms and Tackle Corruption

The following is attributable to US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke [on Tuesday] with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo emphasized that peaceful public demonstrations are a fundamental element of all democracies. The Secretary deplored the death toll among the protesters as a result of the […]

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 […]

Pompeo makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday, meeting with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and senior officials. The visit comes as Washington enforces sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. A transcript of Secretary Pompeo's press conference after the meeting can be read here. (Source: US […]