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Biography for Massoud Barzani

First Name: Massoud
Last Name: Barzani
Title: Regional President of Kurdistan, Party Leader
Organization: Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
Country: Iraq
Date of Birth: 16/08/1946
Place of Birth: Mahabad, Iran
Family: Son of the late: General Mustafa Barzani,He is married and has eight children
Education: 1961 Ended his Schooling in Baghdad when his Father Mustafa Barzani declared an armed Rebellion against the Iraqi Government
Languages: Kurdish, Arabic, Persian and English.
Politics: Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
CV: 1970 Member of the Kurdish delegation to the Baath regime, which led to the 11 March agreement under which the Central Government granted Autonomy to the Kurdish part of Northern Iraq1970 Member of the the KDP leadership.1978 Escaped an assasination attempt by the Baath' regime in Vienna 1979 Became leader of the KDP when his father died1991 In control of the Iraqi Kurdistan when Saddam lost the control of the areas during the gulfwar.1994-1998 Led a regional war against the PUK, which divided the Iraqi Kurdistan into two Regions1998 Signed a peace agreeement with PUK in washington2002, Apologized officially togheter with PUK for the internal War.April 2004 President of the Iraq Interim Government Council for one monthHead of the Autonomous Kurdish Government in Iraq
Quotes: “I was born in the shadow of Kurdish flag in Mahabad and I am ready to serve and die for the same flag”.
Misc: Published the book: “Barzani and the Kurdish Liberation Movement”
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