Tag Archives | ‘Your Country’ – United States

PM al-Abadi to Visit US

By John Lee. President Obama will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Tuesday, April 14. According to a statement from the United States' Embassy in Baghdad, the Prime Minister’s visit underscores the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq and the strong U.S. commitment to political and military cooperation […]

Iran Gathers Power, as US Further Sidelined

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While the United States has invested trillions of dollars and thousands of lives since 2003 to bring Iraq into its orbit, today it is Iran that appears to have achieved that […]

Studying Abroad - A Wonderful Journey

By Nour Hamid. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. It was around noon when my flight arrived at College Station TX – my home for the next two years as a graduate student at Texas A&M University. After a long flight from Baghdad, […]

Defence Minister Criticises US

By John Lee. Iraq’s defence minister, Khaled al-Obeidi [al-Obaidi] (pictured), criticised the US on Sunday for announcing that an attack to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) was likely to take place in April or May. According to a report from The Guardian, he said that military commanders should not show their hand […]

Foreign Min Receives US Senator Croker

Foreign Minister, Dr. Ibrahim Al Jaafari, received on February 17, 2015 Chairman of the U.S. Senates' Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Croker, and his accompanying delegation. The two sides discussed the political and security status in Iraq and the international efforts to support Iraq in its war against the terrorist Islamic State (IS) gangs. Jaafari […]

KRG Pres Barzani meets with US Commander

President Masoud Barzani received a United States military and diplomatic delegation at his office today. The U.S. delegation was headed by General Joseph Votel, the Commander of the Special Operations Command as well as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other U.S. defense and state officials. During the meeting President Barzani shared his perspective on […]

US Devotes More Resources to Iraq

By Patrick Schmidt. The United States military has repositioned and deployed additional military resources to Iraq in the wake of two major events. The brutal murder of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has sent another shock through the international community. As a result, the United Arab Emirates has withdrawn […]

Disputed Kurdish Tanker Leaves US

By John Lee. The tanker of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, which had been waiting off the US coast for six months due to legal proceedings, is reported to have finally set sail on Tuesday. According to a report from BasNews, the United Kalavyrta [United Kalavrta] (pictured) is now headed for the Straits of Gibraltar, following […]

KRG PM meets Pres Obama's Representative

Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received General John Allen, Special Envoy of President Obama for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, and his accompanying delegation, which included his deputy Brett McGurk, who is also the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, the US Ambassador to Iraq […]

US Donates 250 Armoured Vehicles

By John Lee. In support of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), the United States has donated 250 mine-resistant, armor-protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Iraqi Government. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, commented: “The number one threat to the Iraqi security forces are roadside bombs and vehicle-borne bombs…These MRAP vehicles provide increased ballistic and counter mine […]

US Delays Additional Troop Deployments

By Patrick Schmidt. The United States has delayed the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq. Defense Department Spokesman John Kirby mentioned the delay in December. Current budget, and congressional issues are slowing the deployment. Most of the American troops in Iraq currently serve as military advisors or provide protection for American facilities in […]