November 26, 1984
The Governments of the United States and Iraq have agreed to resume diplomatic relations,
effective today. This agreement was concluded today between President Reagan and Deputy
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Iraq, Tariq M. `Aziz. The two countries' diplomatic
missions are upgraded as of this date from interest sections to Embassies, and their principal
officers will hold the title of charge d'affaires, pending the appointment of Ambassadors.
Ambassadors will be appointed as promptly as possible under the nomination processes required
within and between both countries.