Iraq’s Former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz Dies At 79

Posted: June 5, 2015 in Culture

Nasiriyah (Iraq) (AFP) – Tareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein’s regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after many years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a provincial official said.

“Tareq Aziz died in Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriyah,” where he was brought when his health worsened, Adel Abdulhussein al-Dakhili, deputy governor of Dhi Qar province, where the former Iraqi foreign minister was jailed, told AFP.

Dakhili did not specify what Aziz died from, but he had long been in poor health, suffering from heart and respiratory problems, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Source: [Yahoo News]


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