Tariq Aziz

Iraqi Foreign Minister under Saddam Hussein
These Americans are cowards, because if they were courageous, they would have confronted us face-to-face, rather than coming at us from behind

Tariq Aziz (April 28, 1936 - June 5, 2015) was the Deputy Prime Minister (1981 and 1991-2002) of Iraq in 1981 and from 1991–2002. He was sentenced to death by the Iraqi High Tribunal on October 26, 2010 for persecuting Islamic Parties. He died of a heart attack in custody at the age of 79.

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  • These Americans are cowards, because if they were courageous, they would have confronted us face-to-face, rather than coming at us from behind
    • attributed to Tareq Aziz in a July, 2007 interview with former Iraqi press secretary Abd Al-Jabbar Muhsen
  • I'm a victim of a criminal act conducted by this party, which is in power right now. So put it on trial. Its leader was the prime minister and his deputy is the prime minister right now and they killed innocent Iraqis in 1980
  • I'm a victim of a criminal act conducted by this party, which is in power right now. So put it on trial. Its leader was the prime minister and his deputy is the prime minister right now and they killed innocent Iraqis in 1980,
  • The Dujail case is part of a chain of assassination operations against officials and I am one of the victims, the president of the state in any country, if faced with an assassination attempt, should take procedures to punish those who conduct and help this operation. According to the law, people who support this assassination can also be convicted.
  • It is imperative that there is intervention into our dire situation and treatment ... We hope that you will help us. We have been in prison for a long time and we have been cut from our families. No contacts, no phones, no letters. Even the parcels sent to us by our families are not given to us. We need a fair treatment, a fair investigation and finally a fair trial. Please help us

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