The Washington Institute: The US ambassador in Baghdad lobbied to influence political developments in Iraq
A report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy confirmed that, with the continuation of the political impasse in Iraq and the intended indifference of the Biden administration,
the situation in the country has become less stable than it was in January of 2021, and
American interests there are more vulnerable to threat.
About six weeks ago, US President Joe Biden boasted that the Middle East had become "more stable and secure" than it was when he inherited the region from his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Among other examples, Biden mentioned Iraq.
The missile attacks against US troops and diplomats have been reduced, and
while that is true to some extent, it is not the only measure of support for his claims of stability. And he added,
"The absence of high-level American administrative participation in Iraq's attempts to form a government after the elections was not an oversight,
but rather a deliberate decision, and as
a senior Biden administration official claimed, he preferred to reveal his identity,
their plan was to "leave it to the Iraqis to get out of the situation," he said.
It is not clear whether Washington could prevent what is happening anyway,
and the administration does not appear to have made any concerted efforts to thwart this scenario,
as public records show that in nearly nine months after the parliamentary elections, senior State Department officials did not visit In an attempt to influence developments on the ground,
the new US ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanovsky, may have pressed the issue after she arrived in Baghdad. Last June,
but by all accounts, it did so without sufficient support from Washington." The report pointed out that
"the United States did not spend all that money and lives in Iraq to help build the country after the fall of Saddam's regime, but that
there is a strategic partnership that America is trying to maintain, given that
Iraq is the fifth largest oil reserve in the world and
its important geopolitical location, which is located on the front line. with Iran. finished/ 25 z