Embassy of Iraq, London

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Embassy of Iraq in London
Location South Kensington, London
Address 21 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5JE
Ambassador Faik Ferik Abdileziz Nerweyi

The Embassy of Iraq in London is the diplomatic mission of Iraq in the United Kingdom.[1] It was opened at its current site in 2012, having been closed since 2003 with the start of the Iraq War.[2]

The Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq also maintains an office at 23 Buckingham Gate, Westminster.[3]

Iraq also maintains a Consular Section at 3 Elvaston Place, South Kensington,a Military Attaché Office at 48 Gunnersbury Avenue, Gunnersbury, a Cultural Attaché’s Office at 14-15 Child’s Place, Earl's Court and a Commercial Attaché Office at 7-10 Leadenhall Street, City of London.[4]

Whilst preparing for the re-opening of the embassy in 2005 Iraqi diplomats found a large number of guns, ammunition and surveillance equipment hidden in the embassy. It is assumed that these were left over from Iraqi agents during the Saddam Hussein-era. Iraqi agents had been implicated in several attempted assassinations in the capital during the 1970s-80s, including the assassination of former Iraqi Prime Minister Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif in 1978.[5]

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Coordinates: 51°29′58″N 0°10′50″W / 51.4994°N 0.1805°W / 51.4994; -0.1805