Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

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Mustafa al-Kadhimi
مصطفى الكاظمي
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Al-Kadhimi in 20 August 2020
Prime Minister of Iraq
Assumed office
6 May 2020
PresidentBarham Salih
Preceded byAdil Abdul-Mahdi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 May 2020 – 6 June 2020
Preceded byMohamed Ali Alhakim
Succeeded byFuad Hussein
Director of INIS
In office
7 June 2016 – 9 April 2020
PresidentFuad Masum
Barham Salih
Prime MinisterHaider al-Abadi
Adil Abdul-Mahdi
Preceded byZuheir Fadel Abbas al-Ghirbawi
Personal details
Mustafa Abdul-Latif Mishatat

(1967-07-01) July 1, 1967 (age 54)
Baghdad, Iraq
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceRepublican Palace, Baghdad
Alma materAl-Turath University (LLB)

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (Arabic: مصطفى الكاظمي‎; born Mustafa Abdul-Latif Mishatat),[1] alternatively spelt Mustafa Al-Kadhimiy, is an Iraqi politician. He became the Prime Minister of Iraq on 6 May 2020.[2] Kadhimi is also the 43rd Prime Minister since the country's independence in 1932 and the fourth overall under the 2005 constitution.

He is also a former director of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service,[3] originally appointed in June 2016.[4]

He worked as journalist, documentalist and human rights and democracy activist in the 2000s after fall of Saddam in 2003.[5]

In the early hours of 7 November 2021, he survived an assassination attempt when an explosive drone targeted his home in Baghdad.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. من هو مصطفى الكاظمي الإسم الجديد لرئاسة حكومة العراق؟. (in Arabic). 8 April 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020.
  2. "Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as prime minister of Iraq". Rudaw. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. "IMF". Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. "Impersonating U.S. Intelligence Official, Oregon Man Wrote to Iraqi Prime Minister". KDRV News. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  6. Davison, John; Rasheed, Ahmed (7 November 2021). "Iraqi PM safe after drone attack on residence, military says". Reuters. Retrieved 7 November 2021.