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Date: 10/25/2009 Description: Iraqis gather at the site of a massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. © AP Image Bombings in Iraq
Secretary Clinton (Oct. 25): "I want to personally express my heartfelt condolences to the victims of today’s savage attacks in Baghdad and for the tragic loss of so many Iraqi lives. I strongly condemn the bombings at the Iraqi Ministry of Justice and the headquarters of the Baghdad Provincial Administration. These despicable terrorist attacks seek to undermine the impressive progress that Iraq has made towards stability and self-reliance. They will not succeed. They will not deter Iraqis from administering justice based on the rule of law and carrying out their legitimate responsibilities in governing Baghdad." -Full Text -Statement by the President

Secretary Clinton at the U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Conference
Secretary Clinton (Oct. 20):
"Iraq sits at a global crossroads, and it is a country that, because of its religious and ethnic diversity, has a great potential for connecting up far beyond its own borders in terms of investments and other kinds of opportunities. We believe strongly that Iraq is a land where generations of scientists, doctors, astronomers, engineers built a tradition of scholarship and inquiry that lives on in the Iraqi people today. And now is the time for both Iraq and its friends, like the United States, to demonstrate how there can be a new, more prosperous, peaceful future for Iraq." -Full Text -View Video

Secretary Clinton Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Date: 10/19/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the State Department's Treaty Room. © State Dept ImageSecretary Clinton (Oct. 19):
"It is a pleasure for me to welcome the prime minister back to Washington to keep building and deepening the partnership between our nations. It is a partnership based on the goal of a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq, and guided by the terms of the Strategic Framework Agreement. Today, the prime minister and I discussed a range of issues, and we agreed to establish a diplomatic joint coordinating committee under the Strategic Framework Agreement." -Full Text