Monday, August 06, 2007


New chairman for Kirkuk committee

(RFE/RL) - The cabinet has appointed a new chairman of the committee charged with carrying out the implementation of constitutional Article 140, Iraqi media reported on August 2. The article calls for normalization measures to be taken with regard to Kirkuk. Ra'id Fahmi, minister of science and technology, will oversee the committee. Fahmi is a senior member in the Iraqi Communist Party and was active in the Iraqi opposition prior to the fall of the Hussein regime. He advocates using oil revenues for investment and to boost infrastructure development.

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