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February 14, 2005 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
The triumph of a Shiite Muslim slate in Iraq's national elections is a victory for one of the nation's most enigmatic figures and a consistent critic of U.S. policy: senior cleric Abdelaziz Hakim. Hakim leads the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the most powerful party on the United Iraqi Alliance slate, which claimed about half the seats in the transitional National Assembly.
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September 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The son of the late leader of Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim political party took the reins of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a party official said. The choice of Ammar Hakim to succeed his father, Abdelaziz Hakim, was widely expected. But there have been questions whether the relatively inexperienced son can hold the group together during a politically sensitive time. The late Hakim was a symbol to the Shiite political majority of the victory over Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led regime, but the party did poorly in many parts of the Shiite south in local elections this year.
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August 27, 2009 | Liz Sly
The death of political and religious leader Abdelaziz Hakim on Wednesday heralded a new era of uncertainty in Iraq's Shiite Muslim politics as the country heads toward national elections early next year. Hakim, who headed the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, died in a Tehran hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 59. The Shiite leader was a towering figure in the Iraqi political landscape after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. He led a coalition of Shiite parties to victory in the 2005 elections while juggling his close relationships with both Washington and Tehran.
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August 27, 2009 | Liz Sly
The death of political and religious leader Abdelaziz Hakim on Wednesday heralded a new era of uncertainty in Iraq's Shiite Muslim politics as the country heads toward national elections early next year. Hakim, who headed the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, died in a Tehran hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 59. The Shiite leader was a towering figure in the Iraqi political landscape after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. He led a coalition of Shiite parties to victory in the 2005 elections while juggling his close relationships with both Washington and Tehran.
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September 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The son of the late leader of Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim political party took the reins of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a party official said. The choice of Ammar Hakim to succeed his father, Abdelaziz Hakim, was widely expected. But there have been questions whether the relatively inexperienced son can hold the group together during a politically sensitive time. The late Hakim was a symbol to the Shiite political majority of the victory over Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led regime, but the party did poorly in many parts of the Shiite south in local elections this year.
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October 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners converged Friday on the Shiite holy city of Najaf to mark the 40th day after the assassination of one of the Muslim sect's most revered leaders, Ayatollah Mohammed Bakr Hakim. The moderate clergyman was killed Aug. 29 in a massive car bombing that also killed 120 others. The attack on Hakim, who had urged his followers to cooperate with American-led occupation forces, was a major setback in U.S. efforts to pacify the country.
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November 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
Iraq's powerful Shiite Muslim leadership declared its opposition Wednesday to the U.S. plan for indirect elections for a provisional administration, complicating American hopes for a smooth transfer of power to Iraqis by July 1. Objections were raised by Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite leader, and spelled out publicly by Abdelaziz Hakim, a Shiite member of the Iraqi Governing Council, who met with the cleric.
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June 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Iran's foreign minister said Saturday the government probably would suggest amendments to a Western package of incentives meant to persuade the Islamic Republic to give up its uranium enrichment program. Manouchehr Mottaki would not give any timing for Iran's response. The Tehran regime previously has said that some parts of the package were acceptable but others should be changed, and that the central issue of uranium enrichment needed clarification. "It is a step forward," he said.
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October 14, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
The Shiite heir apparent to a key U.S. political ally added his voice Saturday to calls for the division of Iraq into semiautonomous regions based on sect and ethnicity, throwing down a gauntlet on an issue that has stirred fierce emotions in Iraq. Ammar Hakim's appeal before hundreds of supporters gathered for prayers marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan came just weeks after passage of a nonbinding U.S.
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May 2, 2003 | From Reuters
A representative from the Iran-based Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq said Thursday that a senior official of the party, Abdelaziz Hakim, had met with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. postwar administrator Jay Garner at the party's new Baghdad offices. "They discussed three things: security, restoring public services and setting up an interim government," Mohsen Hakim said.
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February 14, 2005 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
The triumph of a Shiite Muslim slate in Iraq's national elections is a victory for one of the nation's most enigmatic figures and a consistent critic of U.S. policy: senior cleric Abdelaziz Hakim. Hakim leads the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the most powerful party on the United Iraqi Alliance slate, which claimed about half the seats in the transitional National Assembly.
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October 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of mourners converged Friday on the Shiite holy city of Najaf to mark the 40th day after the assassination of one of the Muslim sect's most revered leaders, Ayatollah Mohammed Bakr Hakim. The moderate clergyman was killed Aug. 29 in a massive car bombing that also killed 120 others. The attack on Hakim, who had urged his followers to cooperate with American-led occupation forces, was a major setback in U.S. efforts to pacify the country.
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December 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
France will consider annulling part of Iraq's foreign debt, Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said Monday, indicating a new willingness to contribute to Iraq's transition after the capture of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein. De Villepin met with an Iraqi delegation headed by Abdelaziz Hakim, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council, whose visit was arranged before U.S. forces caught Hussein. Iraq owes about $40 billion to the 19 nations of the Club of Paris, a European economic entity.
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June 9, 2005 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
One of Iraq's largest Shiite political parties staged a vivid show of support Wednesday for an affiliated militia, a group hated and feared by many Sunni Arabs who accuse it of carrying out assassinations. The public backing for the Badr Organization is likely to stir sectarian tension and complicate efforts to bring leery Sunnis into the new government. A who's who of Shiite and Kurdish leaders publicly praised the Badr Organization at a high-profile Baghdad conference.
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