Tariq Aziz

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Person.png Tariq Aziz  Rdf-icon.png
(Journalist, politician)
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BornMikhail Yuhanna
1936/04/28
Tel Keppe, Iraq
Died2015-06-05 (Age 79)
Nasiriyah, Iraq
NationalityIraqi
ReligionChristian
Children4
SpouseViolet Yusef Nobud
PartyArab Socialist Ba'ath,  (until 1966),  Baghdad-based Ba'ath,  (1966–1982) (,  Ba'ath – Iraq Region,  )
Former Iraqi foreugn minister and deputy prime minister under President Saddam Hussein

Tariq Aziz, born Mikhail Yuhanna, baptized Manuel Christo; 28 April 1936 – 5 June 2015) was Iraqi Foreign Minister (1983–1991) and Deputy Prime Minister (1979–2003) and a close advisor of President Saddam Hussein. Their association began in the 1950s when both were activists for the then-banned Ba'ath Party. Although he was an Arab Nationalist he was in fact an ethnic Chaldean, and a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church.[1][2][3]

He died in an Iraqi prison after 12 years of shameful treatment and medical neglect at the hands of the western sponsored government that was installed following the 2003 Iraq war

28 April 1936|5 June 2015| 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Shameful Tragedy of Tariq Aziz. A Metaphor for the “New Iraq.”obituary24 June 2015Felicity ArbuthnotAn obituary - and requiem - for a courageous honest man whose treatment at the hands of his tormentors heaps further shame on their Western installers and puppet-masters who have very effectively destroyed his country


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