List of ambassadors of the United States to Iraq

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Ambassador of the United States to Iraq
سفارة الولايات المتحدة في جمهورية العراق
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
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Douglas A. Silliman

since September 1, 2016
Nominator The President of the United States
Appointer The President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holder Alexander K. Sloan
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation 1931
Website U.S. Embassy – Baghdad

This is a list of United States ambassadors, or lower-ranking heads of a diplomatic mission to Iraq.

The United States broke off full ties with Iraq over the Six-Day War and did not resume them until 1984. The U.S. maintained an interests section starting in 1972, hosted by the Belgian embassy.

The American embassy in Baghdad remained closed until 2000 when it was staffed by Japanese diplomats working in proxy with the U.S. No new Ambassador or Chargé d'Affaires was appointed until after the Second Gulf War. However the U.S. Interests Section was opened at the Polish embassy in January, 1991. The Polish embassy represented interests of the U.S. until June 30, 2004.

See also


  1. ^ "Douglas A. Silliman". US Department of State. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Iraq
  • United States Department of State: Iraq
  • United States Embassy in Baghdad
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