Iraqi V.P. Hashemi sentenced to death

BAGHDAD, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- An Iraqi court sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi to death for his involvement in the killing of two people, an official said Sunday.

Iraq's VP defiant despite arrest warrant

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi said he's ready "any time" to return to Baghdad to face allegations he operated a death squad in the country.

Iraq reviews relationship with Turkey

BAGHDAD, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it was reconsidering its relationship with Ankara after the Turkish foreign minister met with leaders in the Kurdish north.

Turkey, Kurds wary of security vacuum

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Any effort by violent groups or organizations to exploit a power vacuum in Syria is a common threat to Turkish and Kurdish interests, a joint statement read.

ICG spreads blame for Iraqi political woes

BRUSSELS, July 30 (UPI) -- A non-conflict advocacy group said ethnic tensions and an inadequate distribution of power in Iraq is undermining progress in the country.
U.N. worried by Iraqi politics

U.N. worried by Iraqi politics

UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council stressed political unity in Iraq in deciding to extend the mandate for the mission there for another year.

Iraq gives stern warning to Turkey

BAGHDAD, July 17 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government reminded Turkey not to violate its airspace or sovereign territory, a spokesman in Baghdad said Tuesday.
Sadrists lose faith in Iraq's Maliki

Sadrists lose faith in Iraq's Maliki

BAGHDAD, June 22 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lacks the political vision to lead an effective administration in Baghdad, a lawmaker allied with a key Shiite cleric said.

Anti-Turkish protests in Iraq escalate

BASRA, Iraq, May 20 (UPI) -- Protesters in Basra, Iraq, burned Turkish flags, demanding Turkey hand over fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, officials said.
Iraqi VP frustrated with his president

Iraqi VP frustrated with his president

ANKARA, Turkey, May 18 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi said he was frustrated he wasn't getting support from the Iraqi president following an Interpol Red Notice.

Hashimi terrorism trial begins in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, May 15 (UPI) -- A terrorism trial began Tuesday in Iraq against fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi and his captured guards, a judicial spokesman said.
Iraq is OK, U.N. envoy says

Iraq is OK, U.N. envoy says

BAGHDAD, May 14 (UPI) -- Concerns about a massive security crisis in Iraq in the wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal never materialized, a U.N. official said.
U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The Interpol alert for the Iraqi vice president is a matter to be resolved by the Turkish and Iraqi governments, a U.S. official said.

Iraq's Hashemi to stay in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, May 9 (UPI) -- Turkey's deputy prime minister said there are no plans to turn fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi over to authorities.
Red Notice restricts Iraqi VP's travel

Red Notice restricts Iraqi VP's travel

LYON, France, May 8 (UPI) -- The Red Notice issued by Interpol against the Iraqi vice president will severely restrict his ability to cross international borders, the police agency said.
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Tariq al-Hashimi
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (L) and President Jalal.Talabani (2nd-L) hold a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq with Vice.Presidents Adil Abdul-Mahdi (2nd-R) Tariq al-Hashimi, (3rd-R) and the presidential council's secretary Nasir al-Ani (R) on July 15, 2007. The group met to discuss the political crisis the country is passing through as well as.the release of detainees who were not involved in crimes (UPI Photo)

Tariq al-Hashimi (Arabic: طارق الهاشمي‎; born 1942) is an Iraqi politician and (until May 2009) was general secretary of the Iraqi Islamic Party. Along with Adil Abdul Mahdi, he is a Vice President of Iraq in the government formed after the December 2005 elections. As a Sunni, he took the place of fellow Sunni politician Ghazi al-Yawar.

Tariq al Hashimi was born in 1942 in Baghdad, Iraq, into the Mashhadan tribe. From 1959 until 1962, he studied at a military academy. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from al Mustansiriyah University in 1969, and a master's in 1978. At the age of 33, he left the military and became active in the Iraqi Islamic Party, serving on its planning committee.

Hashimi's party represented the largest Sunni block in parliament after the 2005 election. Hashimi opposes federalism, wants oil revenues distributed based on population, de-Baathification reversed and more Sunnis in the new military and police.

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