::Nouri al-Maliki


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل محمد حسن المالكي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; born 20 June 1950), also known as Jawad al-Maliki (جواد المالكي{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) or Abu Esraa (أبو إسراء{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), is an Iraqi politician who was Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014. He is secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party and was Vice President of Iraq from 2014 to 2015.

Al-Maliki and his government succeeded the Iraqi Transitional Government. His first Cabinet was approved by the National Assembly and sworn in on 20 May 2006; his second Cabinet, in which he also held the positions of acting Interior Minister, acting Defense Minister, and acting National Security Minister, was approved on 21 December 2010.

Al-Maliki began his political career as a Shia dissident under Saddam Hussein's regime in the late 1970s and rose to prominence after he fled a death sentence into exile for 24 years. During his time abroad, he became a senior leader of the Islamic Dawa Party, coordinated the activities of anti-Saddam guerrillas and built relationships with Iranian and Syrian officials whose help he sought in overthrowing Saddam. Al-Maliki worked closely with United States and coalition forces in Iraq following their departure by the end of 2011. In the wake of a string of defeats during the Northern Iraq Offensive, United States officials said that al-Maliki should give up his premiership.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> On 14 August 2014, he announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Iraq.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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Intro  Early life and education  Exile and return to Iraq  Premiership  Sunni friction  Relationship with U.S.  Relationship with Saudi Arabia  Official visits  Rejected \"Third Term\" Law  Personal life  See also  References  External links  

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