Hammadi Appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
A presidential decree was issued on 25 July appointing Dr. Sadoon Hammadi asMinister of State for Foreign Affairs. Dr. Hammadi is also a member of theRegional Command of the Ba'th Party and Speaker of the National Assembly. The appointment of this highly-respected Iraqi statesman is seen as a move tostrengthen Iraq's foreign policy team prior to the talks with Iran. Deputy PrimeMinister Tariq 'Aziz remains...