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Talks for Iraqi unity government under way

BAGHDAD, April 17 (UPI) -- Tariq al-Hashemi, the Sunni vice president of Iraq, told The Wall Street Journal that Sunni legislators are discussing rejoining the Shiite-led government.

Iraqi VP calls for political unity

BAGHDAD, April 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi called for a national dialogue to bring all political parties back to the Iraqi national government.

Iraqi detainees to be freed during Ramadan

BAGHDAD, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government plans to release 50 detainees each day during the month of Ramadan, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi announced Friday.

Report: Iran eyeing southern Iraq's oil

BASRA, Iraq, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British military intelligence officials are concerned Iran is building its influence in the southern oil-rich Iraqi city of Basra, The Telegraph said Tuesday. "We know some extreme elements in Basra are being given support and succor from Iran and get wea

Bush advisers: Iraq troop numbers are fine

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Washington panel of military experts urged U.S. President George Bush to disregard the Iraq Study Group's call for reducing troop numbers in Iraq.

Iraq's Sunnis now seek U.S. protection

BAGHDAD, July 17 (UPI) -- Sunni Muslim leaders in Iraq have begun asking their U.S. military foe for protection from increasing sectarian attacks by Shiites, the New York Times reports.

Iraqi Parliament approves new cabinet

BAGHDAD, May 20 (UPI) -- Iraq's Parliament approved a new cabinet Saturday although three key ministerial posts have been left open so opposing parties can work out a compromise. Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Malik announced the cabinet, which leaves open the posts of defense
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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)
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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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