Ibrahim al-Jaafari Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, former foreign minister and prime minister of ...

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 2:42 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2019 2:42 AM

Here's a look at the life of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, former foreign minister and prime minister of Iraq.

Birth date: 1947


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Ibrahim al-Jaafari

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Birth place: Karbala, Iraq

Marriage: married, name unknown publicly

Children: five

Education: Mosul University, M.D., 1974

Religion: Shiite Muslim

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1968 - Joins the Islamic Dawa Party.

1980 - Flees Iraq for Iran in order to escape Saddam Hussein's crack-down on members of the Dawa Party.

1990-2003 - Leader of the London branch of the Dawa Party.

2003 - Returns to Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

August 2003 - Becomes a member of the Iraqi Governing Council and serves as the Council's first rotating chairman.

2004-2005 - One of two vice presidents in Iraq's interim government.

April 7, 2005 - Iraq's new president, Jalal Talabani, nominates al-Jaafari as prime minister.

May 3, 2005 - Sworn in as Iraq's interim prime minister.

April 20, 2006 - Under pressure from the US, al-Jaafari steps down and agrees to withdraw his nomination for a second term.

May 2006 - Is replaced as prime minister by Nuri al-Maliki.

June 2008 - Is expelled from the Dawa Party after forming a new political party, the National Reform Movement.

August 2009 - Shiite political leaders announce the formation of the Iraqi National Alliance. Al-Jaafari is a member of the coalition.

September 2014 - Becomes foreign minister.

October 25, 2018 - Steps down as foreign minister.

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