A ceremonial sword was returned to the Republic of Iraq in Washington, DC on July 29, 2013 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
The private repatriation and signing ceremony took place at the residence of Ambassador Faily and was attended by Mr. James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations, and number of agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"On behalf of the government and the people of Iraq, I would like to express thanks and appreciation to the U.S. government and Homeland Security Investigations special agents – the soldiers behind the scene – and all of those who contributed in restoring this heritage that belongs to Iraq and its people," said Ambassador Faily. "Today is one of these historic days that documents the deep relationship, cooperation and friendship between Iraq and the United States and also shows again the U.S. commitment for rebuilding Iraq and preserving its cultural heritage."
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