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Biden extends the state of emergency in Iraq: his files still pose a threat to America

The White House announced, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, that US President Joe Biden has extended the national emergency for Syria and Iraq.

And the White House said in a statement, that President Biden decided to extend the national emergency over Syria, declared since 2004, for a full working period beyond the date of May 11, which is the date that it is supposed to end.

The statement quoted Biden as saying that America will look at changes in policies and actions taken by Syria to confront the unusual threat to the national security of the United States in order to determine whether to continue or end the national emergency in the future.

In this context, Biden also decided to extend the national emergency around Iraq, which was announced under an executive order issued since 2003, for a full year beyond the date of May 22, which is the date that it is supposed to end.

This came in a letter sent by Biden to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Speaker Kamala Harris, in which he said that obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political and economic institutions there still pose an unforeseen threat. Familiar and unusual for the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”