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    Ambassador Beecroft Praises IHEC's Efforts

    U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and U.S. Embassy staff met on Tuesday April 22 with Mr. Sarbast Rashid Mustafa, the Chairman of the Independent Higher Electoral Commission (IHEC) and Mr. Muqdad Alsharify, the Chief Electoral Officer of IHEC.

  • Consulate General Erbil staff marked Earth Day by participating in
a tree planting event at the Fakhir Mergasuri School, organized by local
NGO Time Center.  (photo by State Dept.)

    Consulate General Marks Earth Day

    Consulate General Erbil staff marked Earth Day by participating in a tree planting event at the Fakhir Mergasuri School, organized by local NGO Time Center.

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    US Welcomes Decision Regarding Oil Exports

    The United States welcomes the decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to begin oil exports of 100,000 barrels-per-day on April 1 through the Iraqi-Turkey pipeline...

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    U.S. Denounces the Murder of Mohammed al-Shammari

    The U.S. Mission in Iraq condemns the murder of journalist Mohammed Bdaiwi Obaid al-Shammari. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues.

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    CG Speaks to Businesses at USKBC Event

    Consul General Pennington gave remarks to approximately 100 U.S. and local businesses, as well as Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the United States-Kurdistan Business Council reception on February 24 in Erbil.

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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated September 5, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist violence....
  • Worldwide Caution
    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 25, 2013, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.

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  • The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program benefiting individuals who have been employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government in Iraq has been extended through passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2014. The NDAA authorizes the issuance of 2,500 immigrant visas after January 1, 2014 to qualified principal applicants.
    For the most recent information regarding the SIV program, please visit: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/siv-special.html.

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