The Daily Mail has described her as "Mr Hague's formidable £70,000-a-year special adviser and long-standing chief of staff", and as "Hague's 'blue-eyed Bosnian Muslim émigré'". In 2014, Arminka Helic was nominated to the House of Lords by David Cameron. She was created a Life Peer on 18 September 2014 taking the title Baroness Helic, of Millbank in the City of Westminster  and was introduced to the House of Lords on 24 November 2014,  becoming the third Conservative female Muslim peer.
According to a leaked dispatch from Richard LeBaron, Deputy Head of the US Mission in London, she shares Mr Hague's pronounced pro-American views. According to LeBaron she described America as "the essential country."
In the aftermath of Israel's 2006 attack on Lebanon, there were rumours that Hague's apparent criticism of Israel - in his remark that "elements of the Israeli response are disproportionate" - reflected the influence of Helic, given his previously staunch support for Israel.
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