"The Bush Administration is in the process of establishing a new embassy in Baghdad with regional offices throughout Iraq. The President has requested more than $1.3 billion in its FY2005 supplemental request for the logistical, security and construction costs associated with the embassy. In 2005, even before it is built and fully staffed, this embassy is the largest worldwide in both staff size and budget. As of June 28, 2004 sovereignty officially was transferred to the Iraqi interim government. At the same time, the lines of U.S. government authority in Iraq were transferred from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), and Ambassador Bremer to the Department of State (DoS), the American Embassy in Baghdad, and the newly-confirmed Ambassador Negroponte. This report discusses reestablishing diplomatic ties with Iraq and setting up the new embassy and regional teams. It will be updated as changes occur."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21867
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