REPATRIATION OF CULTURAL TREASURES TO THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 13, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will join Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sarah Saldaña and Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to repatriate more than 60 items which had been smuggled into the United States.

The return of these items demonstrates the United States’ commitment to cultural preservation and respect for the heritage of other countries. At a time when ISIL is destroying the ancient monuments and artifacts of Iraq’s rich history, the United States continues to work towards preserving its historical legacy for the Iraqi people and for the world. This repatriation comes in the framework of increasing U.S.-Iraq cooperation in matters of cultural heritage preservation under the Agreed Framework Agreement between the two countries.

The repatriation ceremony will be held at the Consulate of Iraq, 1801 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who wish to cover the event must RSVP to Brandon.A.Montgomery@ice.dhs.gov. Media can arrive at 10 a.m. and be in place no later than 10:30 a.m. Valid media credentials are required to attend.

Pentagon: US soldier injured by shooting in southeast Baghdad camp

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A spokesman for the US Department of Defense [Pentagon] on Friday, wounding a US soldier was slightly injured, the incident of shooting on Basmajh base southeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Wednesday.

He said Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren in a press statement “that wound hit the nose of the soldier, who was on the observation tower at the base – where there are about 100 military American who when he noticed a light from a distance before he had seen a flash of a strong voice, which in turn responded to the sources fire. “

He pointed out “that he does not know yet if the injury was caused by a gunshot over near the soldier or fragments of concrete embankment after being shot.”

Warren pointed out that “this incident has not been announced previously because the information received from the base was still under scrutiny, at a time between when the soldier returned on the same day after treatment to his wound,” .ant

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US hands over Iraq 60 relics smuggled

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The US State Department announced that it plans to hand over Iraq more than 60 artifacts were smuggled into the United States.

He said a statement that “the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Sarah Saldaña, Stsalman Iraqi ambassador in Washington, Luqman Alfeli more than 60 pieces of ancient Iraqi had been smuggled into the US territory.”

He said the “artifacts delivery comes as part of increased cooperation between the United States and Iraq in the preservation of cultural heritage issues under the Strategic Framework Agreement between the two countries.”

The US State Department that “the return of these artifacts show the United States’ commitment to the preservation of the Iraqi people and the world historical heritage” .an

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Barzani meets Petraeus

مسعود البارزاني
Massoud Barzani

Roudao – Erbil 

President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani met on Friday, the former head of the CIA, and the former commander of US forces in Iraq, David Petraeus. 

A statement issued by the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region, and seen by Roudao network media, that “The meeting focused on the discussion of the latest political and security developments in Iraq and the region, and the risks posed by the organization Daash to international peace and security.” 

The statement also pointed out that “Petraeus expressed his admiration for the progress made in the Kurdistan region,” Barzani congratulated “the victories of the Peshmerga forces in its conflict with al Daash”, and praising the brave fighters Peshmerga role. 

He told the former head of the CIA, condolences to the President of the Kurdistan Region and the martyrs of the Peshmerga and the pan-Kurdish people.

Saturday’s parliamentary session includes first and second reading of a number of draft laws

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House of Representatives

(Independent) … the House of Representatives resumes its sessions on Saturday to read the report of one of the committees and the first and second readings of a number of draft laws.

According to a statement of the Department of Media Council received a (independent) a copy of it, that “the meeting include the reading of the Committee on Culture, Media Report.”

He said: “The meeting also includes the first reading of a bill to ratify the establishment of commercial Ministerial Council Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and the first reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to eradicate the illicit trade in tobacco products to the Convention WHO Framework regarding the protocol Act tobacco control component of the articles first reading of the draft law on ratification of the Convention in the field of environmental protection between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the State of Kuwait law. “

The statement continued, “As the meeting includes the first reading of the draft preserve documents Act, and the second reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention on Road Traffic of 1968 and the agreement of the European supplementing her for the year 2006, and the second reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Convention on the immunities of States and their property of jurisdiction. “

The House of Representatives to raise its twenty Thursday was held under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, and the presence of 263 deputies to on Saturday. (End) / P /