Another Cabinet Reshuffle in Iraq
Iraq’s Irrigation Minister Mahmoud Al Ahmed has been named to head the interior ministry, according to a presidential decree cited by the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) on Saturday.
Ahmad had been named interim head of the interior ministry on May 29, to replace Mohammad Zamam Abdel Razzaq, who had been moved to a post managing affairs within the ruling Baath party.
According to the decree, Rasoul Sawadi will serve as irrigation minister, said INA.
In April, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein made a cabinet reshuffle only days after his son, Uday, criticized the government’s performance at the Arab summit in Amman in late March.
Foreign Minister Mohammed Sahhaf was appointed minister of Information, replacing Hammam Abdul-Khalq.
Abdul-Khaleq was assigned to the post of minister of higher education and scientific research.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tareq Aziz was appointed as acting foreign minister.
Meanwhile, Naji Sabri Hadithi was appointed state minister for foreign affairs – Albawaba.com