Hoshyar Zebari

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Hoshyar Zebari
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
July 13, 2003
President Ghazi Mashal
Jalal Talabani
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi
Ibrahim al Jaafari
Nouri al-Maliki
Preceded by Naji Sabri
Personal details
Born (1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 60)
Aqrah, Iraq
Nationality Iraqi
Political party Kurdistan Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Essex
Religion Sunni Islam

Hoshyar Zebari (also spelled Hoshyar Zubari/Zibari, Kurdish: Hişyar Zêbarî; born 2 December 1953) is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq. A Kurd originally from Aqrah, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Zebari holds a masters degree in sociology from the University of Essex, England and studied political science in Jordan. He was the foreign spokesperson for the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the 1990s and represented the party to both the United Kingdom and the United States.

He was appointed Foreign Minister of Iraq in 2003 by the Iraqi Governing Council and held the post for the Iraqi Interim Government, Iraqi Transitional Government and the first permanent government.

In July 2012, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that al-Qaeda in Iraq members went to Syria, where the militants previously received support and weapons.[1]


  1. ^ Karam, Zeina (07/6/2012). "Iraq: Al-Qaeda migrates to Syria". Associated Press. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Naji Sabri
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by