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Tariq Aziz
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Politician
    (April 28, 1936-June 5, 2015)
    Tariq Aziz means 'Glorious Past'
    Birth name is Michael Yuhanna
    Studied English at the Baghdad College of Fine Arts and worked as a journalist for the Jumhuria newspaper
    Joined the Ba'ath Party and became the editor of its newspaper
    Appointed to the Revolutionary Command Council (1972)
    Minister of Information (1974)
    Deputy Prime Minister (1979)
    Survived an assassination attempt sponsored by the Iranians (1980)
    Minister of Foreign Affairs (1983-2003)
    No. 43 on the US most-wanted list of former Iraqi leaders
    Eight of spades in the most-wanted deck of cards
    Surrendered to US forces (April 24, 2003)
    Married with four children
    Before the Second Persian Gulf War, he claimed he would rather die than be captured by the US; he then surrendered after the fall of Saddam's regime.
    He helped Saddam Hussein overthrow the British-backed Iraqi monarchy and replace it with a dictatorship.
    He was the spokesman for Iraq's regime for most of its existence.
    He was regarded to be one of Saddam's most loyal aides.
    His birth name was changed drastically from Michael Yuhanna to Tariq Aziz to fit in more with other Arab names.
    He was the only Christian in Saddam's cabinet.
    Despite his high office, he had little real political power in Saddam's regime.
    He visited the Pope (2003).
    His wife spoke on his behalf, saying that he was not involved in Saddam's human rights abuses.

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