US President nominates new ambassador to Iraq

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US President nominates new ambassador to Iraq

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden declared his intention to choose Tracey Ann Jacobson as the country’s ambassador to Iraq.

In a statement issued by the White House, Biden stated that Jacobson will play a significant role in his administration.

This action was taken after Washington and Baghdad decided to set a deadline for the international coalition’s withdrawal from Iraq.

According to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, the United States and Iraq have decided to establish a High Military Committee to assess the danger posed by ISIS and to plan the phased departure of the international coalition’s advisers from Iraq.

Jacobson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, most recently served as Charge d’Affaires ad interim at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Jacobson served as the deputy head of mission at the US embassy in Riga, Latvia, in addition to holding three ambassadorial posts: to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kosovo.

Jacobson received his B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, respectively.