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Adnan Pachachi

  • Iraqi politician
  • Born May 14, 1923

Adnan al-Pachachi or Adnan Muzahim Ameen al-Pachachi (Arabic: عدنان الباجه جي‎) (born May 14, 1923) is a veteran Iraqi politician and diplomat who served as Foreign Minister. Pachachi was Iraq's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1959 to 1965 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq from 1965 to 1967, during the Six-Day War with Israel; he again served as Permanent Representative to the UN from 1967 to 1969. After 1971, he spent a long period in exile. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Pachachi was an important figure in Iraqi politics, often described as Iraq's elder statesman.


I think the Shiites want a theocracy.




Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.




If the security forces continue to be dominated as they are now by political groups or sects, then the people won't trust in them - and the result will be civil war or fragmentation of the country.




Until and unless we could disband these militias, this country won't be able to function properly.




An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.




It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.




I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.



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