Tariq Aziz, former aide of Saddam Hussein, dies
June 6 , 2015
Tariq Aziz, a close aide of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and someone who represented the regime on the world stage, has died in a hospital in Iraq.
The 79-year-old held several important positions including that of deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
He reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Though sentenced to death by the country’s Supreme Court, the sentence was never carried out.
Aziz surrendered to American troops in 2003 after Saddam Hussein’s forces were defeated.