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Ambassador Reopens Iraqi Embassy in U.S.

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Ambassador Reopens Iraqi Embassy in U.S.

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Ambassador Reopens Iraqi Embassy in U.S.

Ambassador Reopens Iraqi Embassy in U.S.

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Iraq's new ambassador to the United States reopens her country's embassy in Washington, ending a decade in which there were no U.S.-Iraq diplomatic relations. In a brief flag-raising ceremony, Ambassador Rend Rahim said Iraq has "assumed a new sovereignty." Among the guests were Iraqi-Americans who had come to the embassy as protesters during the Saddam years. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.