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Profile: Tariq Aziz


Positions that Tariq Aziz has held:

  • Iraqi foreign minister




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Tariq Aziz actively participated in the following events:


(March 26, 1984)      US support of Iraq WMD

       Donald Rumsfeld travels to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. While in Iraq, Rumsfeld discusses the proposed Iraq-Jordan Aqaba pipeline [to be built by Bechtel (see December 2, 1983)], relays an Israeli offer to help Iraq in its war against Iran, and expresses the Reagan administration's hope that Iraq will obtain Export-Import Bank credits. [Institute for Policy Studies, 3/24/03; American Gulf War Veterans Association 9/10/2001; Common Dreams, 8/2/2002 Sources: Teicher Affidavit]
People and organizations involved: Tariq Aziz, Donald Rumsfeld

October 1986      US support of Iraq WMD

       CIA Director William J. Casey meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and Iraq's ambassador to the United States, Nizar Hamdoon, to make sure the new Washington-Baghdad intelligence link (see August 1986) is helping the Iraqis and to encourage more attacks on Iranian economic targets. [Washington Post,12/15/1986 Sources: Unnamed sources with first hand knowledge]
People and organizations involved: Tariq Aziz, Kizam Hamdoon, William Casey

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