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Iraq to file complaint with UN over US airstrikes

After the US carried out a number of airstrikes in Iraq , Iraq's Foreign Ministry announced that they will submit a formal complaint to the UN Security Council accusing the US of aggression and violation of Iraq's sovereignty.

Iraq demands an end to all unauthorized US flights in the country

The US-led coalition in Iraq has issued a statement indicating that they intend to comply with demands from the PM Adel AbdulMahdi respecting the use of Iraqi airspace for US warplanes.

Op-Ed: Drawdown of some staff from Iraq embassy may become permanent

Baghdad - Last May US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the huge US embassy in Iraq as tensions escalated with Iran. Now, several State Department officials are claiming the drawdown will effectively become permanent.

Iraqi Oil Minister chastises Exxon for evacuation from oil field

Thamer Ghadhban, Iraq's Minister of OIl, in a statement on Sunday was very critical of Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate foreign staff from West Qurna 1 oil field.

Op-Ed: Iraqi parliament likely to pass bill evicting US troops from Iraq

US troops have been in Iraq for most of the last sixteen years. Often relations of the Iraqi government to the troops have been defined by increases in US hostility to neighboring Iran.

Iraqis angry at being blocked from visiting U.S. by Trump

Baghdad - Iraqi MPs say that it is very likely the Iraqi government will respond to the executive order banning all Iraqis from visiting the U.S. for 30 days by initiating a retaliatory ban on Americans wanting to visit Iraq.

Op-Ed: U.S. House committee approves law to send arms directly to Kurds

Baghdad - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved a law permitting sending arms and other supplies directly to Kurdish Peshmerga troops operating in northern Iraq.

Op-Ed: The U.S. bears some responsibility for the situation in Iraq

Baghdad - After a short visit to Egypt, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US is not responsible for the present violence in Iraq where ISIS militants have taken key towns and large swathes of territory in the northeast of the country.

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