Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

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Mustafa al-Kadhimi
مصطفى الكاظمي
Al-Kadhimi in 20 August 2020
Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
6 May 2020 – 28 October 2022
PresidentBarham Salih
Preceded byAdil Abdul-Mahdi
Succeeded byMohammed Al Sudani
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

(1967-07-05) 5 July 1967 (age 56)[1][2]
Baghdad, Iraq
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceRepublican Palace, Baghdad
Alma materAl-Turath University (LLB)

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (Arabic: مصطفى الكاظمي; born 5 July 1967 as Mustafa Abdul-Latif Mishatat ),[2][3] alternatively spelt Mustafa Al-Kadhimiy, is an Iraqi politician. He became the Prime Minister of Iraq on 6 May 2020.[4] 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,[5] originally appointed in June 2016.[6]

He worked as journalist, documentalist and human rights and democracy activist in the 2000s after fall of Saddam in 2003.[7]

In the early hours of 7 November 2021, he survived an assassination attempt when an explosive drone targeted his home in Baghdad.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who is Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister?". Al Jazeera. 7 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Is Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Sunni or Shiite?". Jannah News. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  3. من هو مصطفى الكاظمي الإسم الجديد لرئاسة حكومة العراق؟. (in Arabic). 8 April 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020.
  4. "Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as prime minister of Iraq". Rudaw. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  5. "IMF". Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  6. "Impersonating U.S. Intelligence Official, Oregon Man Wrote to Iraqi Prime Minister". KDRV News. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  7. "IMF". Archived from the original on 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  8. Davison, John; Rasheed, Ahmed (7 November 2021). "Iraqi PM safe after drone attack on residence, military says". Reuters. Retrieved 7 November 2021.