Lukman Faily on Haider al-Abadi

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily has given an interview with the journal Foreign Policy speaking of his long term friendship with Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi.

We learn that Amb. Faily and Abadi were students together in England in the 1980s and both campaigned to raise awareness of the crimes of the regime of Saddam Hussein.

On the difference between Maliki and Abadi, Amb. Faily had the following to say:

“He speaks English. He doesn’t need a translator. He can tune into the D.C. frequency quite easily. Prime Minister Maliki hardly had been to the West. He was taught in a region where anti-imperialism is the normal doctrine. In that sense, they are two different breeds.”

 

(Source: Foreign Policy)

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