Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf

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Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf
Al-Sahhaf in 1996
Foreign Minister of Iraq
In office
6 June 1992 – 23 October 2001
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Preceded byTariq Aziz
Succeeded byNaji Sabri
Minister of Media and Foreign Affairs
In office
23 October 2001 – 1 May 2003
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Preceded byHumam Abd al-Khaliq Abd al-Ghafur
Succeeded byNone, Ministry dissolved
Personal details
Born(1940-07-30)July 30, 1940
Political partyArab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region
Alma materBaghdad University

Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (Arabic: محمد سعيد الصحاف Muḥammad Saʿīd Al-Ṣaḥḥāf; 30 July 1940 – ) also known as Baghdad Bob or Comical Ali, is an Iraqi former diplomat and politician. He became well known during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, during which he was the Media and Foreign Affairs Minister under Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He was spokesman for the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Saddam's government.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Whipple, Tom; Garlick, Hattie (March 19, 2008). "Where are they now? Comical Ali, Rageh Omaar and Private Jessica Lynch". The Times. Archived from the original on 2 June 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2021.