On July 15th, U.S. Consulate General Basrah continued its traditional recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan with an Iftaar dinner hosted by Consul General Matthias Mitman.
Council of Representative Speaker Salim al-Jabouri was commended by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his leadership in parliament and his efforts to bolster Iraq’s democracy, federalism, and national unity
The coalition is moving forward to shrink Daesh’s territory, to cut its funding, to curb its recruiting, and to expose the gigantic gap between what Daesh claims to be and what it actually is.
President Obama, "The United States' prime interest is to defeat ISIL and to respect Iraqi sovereignty... that will continue to be our policy."
DCM Cohen heard perspectives from U.S. and Basrah business leaders on the business climate and explored potentials for future ventures.
EMERGENCY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
- The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq.
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential
travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security
MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR U.S. CITIZEN
U.S. Citizens in the region are encouraged to monitor the CDC's guidance relating to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV) and take appropriate precautions as directed by the CDC. For more information, please visit the CDC website located here:
A resurgence of the polio virus and its rapid spread to new countries prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 5, 2014, to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO recommends certain precautions to international travelers. All travelers to or from the countries currently infected and exporting wild poliovirus -- Pakistan, Cameroon, and the Syrian Arab Republic -- should receive polio vaccinations within twelve months of international travel. U.S. citizens should be aware that they may be subject to additional polio vaccination requirements to enter or exit these countries.
In addition, WHO declared seven countries -- Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, and Somalia -- infected with wild poliovirus but not currently exporting it. These countries pose an ongoing risk for wild poliovirus exportations in 2014. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in these countries may wish to take additional precautions, including determining if they should receive polio vaccinations prior to international travel.
For more information, please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english