Iran delegation to attend funeral procession of Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmad Chalabi, who died of a heart attack on November 3, served as the Iraqi interim oil minister and deputy prime minister in 2005 and 2006.

A parliamentary delegation from Iran is to participate in a funeral service in Baghdad for former Iraqi senior official Ahmad Chalabi who died of a heart attack on Tuesday, the Iraqi TV reported.

Chalabi was one of the founders of the new Iraqi government and regarded as a political and economic pillar in the country.

Chalabi who was a vocal opponent of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein spent decades in the US and the United Kingdom in exile.

He returned to his country after Saddam’s downfall following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He served as the interim oil minister and deputy prime minister in 2005 and 2006.

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