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Monday, November 9, 2015

‘Abd al-Karim al-Iryani, Former Yemeni PM, 1934-2015

‘Abd al-Karim al-Iryani, former Yemeni (and before that, North Yemeni) Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, died November 8. The US-educated (Georgia and Yale) Dr. Iryani served in many posts during his career, including Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic from 1980-83, then as Foreign Minister from 1984 to unification in 1990, continuing as Foreign Minister of united Yemen until 1993, and served as Prime Minister again in 1998-2001.

Professor Mark Katz of George Mason University shares memories of Dr. Iryani here.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

A man of immense charm and intellect. Among Arab statesmen, he was an intellectual giant.