Iraqi PM Officially Requests End of UN Mission to Iraq by 2025

Iraqi prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani has formally requested to end the United Nations mission to Iraq (UNAMI) by December 2025, stating that “after more than 20 years since the democratic transition and overcoming numerous significant challenges, the justifications for having a political mission in Iraq are no longer valid.”

In a statement, al-Sudani also said that UNAMI should “be limited to completing its work solely on issues such as economic reform, service delivery, sustainable development, climate change, and other developmental aspects, as well as finishing the winding down and a responsible shutdown processes during 2025.”

The Iraqi government has also expressed its readiness to “fully cooperate and offer support” during this process. So far there has not been a formal response by the UN.