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Tariq Aziz

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[[Display born on::28 April 1936| ]][[Display died on::5 June 2015| ]]
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

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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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  1. "Free Tariq Aziz". chaldeannews.com.

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  2. "Minority Rights Group International : Iraq : Chaldeans". minorityrights.org.

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  3. "Tariq Aziz Faces Trial in Iraq". chaldeannews.com.

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