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Guyana, United States set to sign ‘Growth in the Americas’ MoU to push energy, infrastructure investments

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s visit to the new oil producing country of Guyana will see the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) geared towards improving the investment environment in the South American nation. According to a Senior State Department official, on Friday Mr. Pompeo will meet with Guyana’s Foreign Minister Hugh Todd and… Read More

Washington can seize a pinprick of light in Libya

By Jeffrey Feltman, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A few flickers of light may be penetrating Libya’s deepening gloom. On the one hand, Libya’s misery grows worse. As Acting U.N. Special Representative Stephanie Williams told the… Read More

Pompeo’s visit to Guyana and region in defense of democracy, strengthening security against regional threats – U.S. Dept. of State

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Boa Vista, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Plano, Texas, from September 17-20, 2020.  The Department of State said Tuesday this trip will highlight the United States’ commitment to defend democracy, combat COVID-19 while revitalizing the economies in the pandemic’s wake and strengthen security against regional… Read More

The Future of Intl Security Assistance in Iraq

By Shelly Kittleson, for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Future of International Security Assistance in Iraq Almost three years after Iraq declared victory against the so-called Islamic State (IS), whether and to… Read More

US to Withdraw 2,200 Troops from Iraq by end-Sept

By John Lee. The US has announced that it will withdraw more than a third of its troops from Iraq by the end of September. Gen Kenneth McKenzie (pictured) told reporters: “Moving forward, we must continue our D-ISIS work together with our partners in Iraq and Syria. We are continuing to expand on our partner… Read More

US Seizes Militia-Affiliated News Websites

By John Lee. The United States has seized control of two Iraqi news websites, which it says were unlawfully utilized by Kata’ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National and a Foreign Terrorist Organization. In a statement, the US Department of Justice said: The United States has seized “Aletejahtv.com” and “Aletejahtv.org,” two websites, which were unlawfully utilized… Read More

US sanctions UAE, Chinese firms for involvement in Iranian petchem, oil sales

(S&P Global)  The US government on Sept. 3 sanctioned 11 entities based in Iran, the UAE and China for continuing to facilitate sales of Iranian petrochemical and oil products. The move is the latest in the Trump administration’s efforts to clamp down on illicit flows of oil and petrochemical products from Iran to China. The… Read More

US returns Baath Party Archives to Iraq

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US returns Baath Party archives to Iraq A US military cargo plane arrived in Baghdad on Monday carrying more than 6 million pages of Iraqi government records dating from the Saddam… Read More

US address to UN Security Council Briefing on Libya

Remarks by US Ambassador Kelly Craft at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya (via VTC) Thank you, Abarry. Congratulations on your presidency this month. And a special thank you to Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams for your commitment to UNSMIL and the people of Libya. Libya is at a critical juncture. With… Read More

U.S. seizes websites that facilitated multi-million dollar fuel shipment between Iran and Venezuela

The United States Justice Department on Friday announced the seizure of three websites used by what it described as “‘three front companies” – Mobin International, Sohar Fuel, and Oman Fuel, that arranged a multimillion dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), “a designated foreign terrorist organization”, that was bound for Venezuela.  On… Read More