Tag Archives | Ahmed Chalabi

Biog of New Finance Minister, Ali Abdul Amir Allawi

From Rabee Securities; re-published with permission by Iraq Business News: Mr. Allawi was born in Baghdad in 1947. He left Iraq in 1958 with his family after the 14 July Revolution (the 1958 Iraqi coup d'état, that resulted in the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq that had been established by King Faisal I in […]

Ahmed Chalabi Dies, Aged 71

By John Lee. The prominent Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi has died at the age of 71. Chalabi, who played a significant role in persuading the United States and its allies to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, died of a heart attack at his Baghdad home on Tuesday. Having previously served as Deputy Prime Minister, Chalabi […]

Video: Political Situation Fragile in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many analysts blame months of political instability across Iraq for the current crisis facing the government. The combination of the rise of the Islamic State group, Kurdish opposition and weakening support from Iran […]

Wolfowitz Sees Chalabi as Viable Leader

By John Lee. Paul Wolfowitz has said that Ahmed Chalabi (pictured), the Iraqi who helped spur the U.S. invasion of his country, would be viable as its next prime minister though close ties he established with Iran pose an impediment. Speaking to Bloomberg Television, he said: “The man is a survivor ... That’s impressive. I […]