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Topic - Tariq Aziz
An Iraqi court on Monday convicted Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's longtime foreign minister, of terrorizing Shi'ite Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war, sentencing him to 10 years in prison.
Lawyers for Tariq Aziz, the longtime international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, said Monday they will seek a presidential pardon to spare him from execution.
Iraq's president said Wednesday he won't sign off on a death penalty sentence against one of Saddam Hussein's closest confidants, Tariq Aziz, setting the stage for a possible battle over the fate of the man known as the international face of the dictator's regime.
Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and once the international face of the Iraqi regime, was sentenced to death by the Iraqi supreme criminal court on Tuesday.
Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, a prominent member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle, told the FBI that the dictator "delighted" in the 1998 terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa but had no interest in partnering with Osama bin Laden, declassified documents show.
Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and once the international face of the Iraqi regime, says President Obama is "leaving Iraq to the wolves" by withdrawing troops from the country.
The U.S. this week handed over nearly 30 former members of Saddam Hussein's inner circle, including the longtime international face of the regime, Tariq Aziz, officials said Wednesday.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United States has handed over 55 former members of Saddam Hussein's inner circle, including the longtime international face of the regime, Tariq Aziz, Iraq's deputy justice minister said Wednesday.
Mr. Aziz, the only Christian in Saddam's inner circle, said he was "proud" to have been a member of the now-disbanded ruling Ba'ath Party, but that he could not be held responsible for the charges against him.