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Iraq VP: We are not Afghanistan

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan Friday rejected any comparison between Iraq and Afghanistan and said the Iraqi opposition cannot play any role in overthrowing the Baghdad regime. Speaking after a meeting with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud in Be

Iraq: Inspectors' return won't deter U.S.

BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Tuesday that U.S. military action against Iraq would not be deterred by Baghdad accepting the return of arms inspectors.

Iraq: Inspectors' return won't deter U.S.

BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Tuesday U.S. military action against Iraq would not be deterred by Baghdad accepting the return of arms inspectors. Nevertheless, he said, Iraq was ready to discuss the inspectors' return with U.N. Secretary G

Lebanon, Iraq sign free-trade accord

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 6 (UPI) -- Lebanon and Iraq signed an agreement Saturday to expand trade and economic ties. Signed by Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and the visiting Iraqi Vice Pres

Iraq tells Arabs to reject U.S. plans

BAGHDAD, March 11 (UPI) -- Iraq on Monday appealed to Arab leaders to reject potential U.S. military action to oust President Saddam Hussein.
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Taha Yasin Ramadan al-Jizrawi (February 22, 1938 – March 20, 2007) (Arabic: طه ياسين رمضان الجزراوي‎) was a prominent Iraqi Kurd, serving as Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003.

In October 2002, four months before the United States invaded Iraq, Ramadan suggested U.S. President George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein settle their difference in a duel. He reasoned this would not only serve as an alternative to a war that was certain to damage Iraq's infrastructure, but that it would also reduce the suffering of the Iraqi and American peoples. Ramadan's offer included the possibility that a group of US officials would face off with a group of Iraqi officials of same or similar rank (President v. President, Vice President v. Vice President, etc.). Ramadan proposed that the duel be held in a neutral land, with each party using the same weapons, and with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan presiding as the supervisor. On behalf of President Bush, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer declined the offer.

Following the fall of Saddam's government, Taha Yasin Ramadan was placed on the U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqis and depicted as the Ten of Diamonds in the most-wanted Iraqi playing cards. He was captured on August 19, 2003 in Mosul, by fighters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and handed over to US forces.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Taha Yassin Ramadan."
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