8th President of Iraq
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Barham Salih is the eighth and current President of Iraq. He is the former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government. He was elected and assumed office as the President of Iraq on 2 October 2018.
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Iraq president names intel chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as PM: state TVIraqi President Barham Salih on Thursday named intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate, state television reported.
Iraqi President Salih names Adnan al-Zurfi as new prime minister-designate, state TV saysIraq's President Barham Salih on Tuesday designated Adnan al-Zurfi as prime minister tasked with forming a government within 30 days, in an attempt to overcome months of political deadlock.
Iraqi president condemns U.S. air strikes - statementIraqi President Barham Salih condemned on Friday a series of overnight U.S. air strikes as a violation of national sovereignty and warned that the country could slip into chaos and become a failed..
New Iraq PM appeals to the masses but is rejected by protestersNew Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih, but protesters were already rejecting the..
Iraq president appoints Allawi as new premier, protesters reject himIraqi President Barham Salih appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as prime minister on Saturday, state television reported, after squabbling parties failed to name a candidate in the two months since Adel..
Iraqi president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM: state TVIraqi President Barham Salih appointed on Saturday Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new prime minister, State TV reported, after squabbling political parties failed to name a candidate in the two months since..
Iraqi president says will pick new PM if deadlock drags onIraqi President Barham Salih said on Wednesday he would choose an interim prime minister if political parties failed to name a replacement for Adel Abdul Mahdi by Feb. 1.
Iraqi president meets Trump in Davos, discuss foreign troops cut: Iraqi statementIraqi President Barham Salih met U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Wednesday and discussed reducing foreign troops in the country, a statement from the Iraqi presidency said.
Iraqi president receives phone call from U.N. Guterres: Iraqi state TVIraqi President Barham Salih received a phone call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday in which they discussed regional developments, Iraqi state TV and state news agency..
Iraqi president urges self restraint to Iranian counterpart: statementIraqi President Barham Salih offered his condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani on Sunday and urged self restraint, his office said in a..
King Salman discusses with Iraqi president need to de-escalate regional tensionsSaudi Arabia's King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of de-escalating regional tensions, the Saudi news agency reported, after Iranian military commander..
France's Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq's Salih and UAEFrench President Emmanuel Macron discussed the latest tensions in the Middle East on Saturday with Iraq President Barham Salih and with the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown..
Iraqi president Salih condemns attempt to breach U.S. embassyIraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad, saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions..
Iraqi president threatens to quit in defiance of Iran's allies in parliamentIraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who..
Iraqi president says he would rather quit than name PM rejected by protestersIraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who..
Amid unrest, Iraqi PM will only resign if replacement found: presidentIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is ready to resign only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, President Barham Salih said on Thursday, as tens of thousands gathered in Baghdad..
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statementU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a..
Egyp, Iraq discuss Syria after Turkish offensive: Egypt state TVEgypt's Sisi and Iraqi president Barham Salih discussed over the phone on Wednesday the situation in Syria after the Turkish offensive, according to Egypt's state TV.
Iraq's president meets with his Iranian counterpart in New York: agencyIraqi President Barham Saleh met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Iraqi news agency reported.
Iraqi leaders condemn air raids targeting paramilitary groupsIraq’s President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes on Sunday that hit bases and weapons depots belonging to Iraqi paramilitary groups, which the..