Masoud Barzani

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Birthday
16, 1946
Birthplace
Iran
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Iran

About

Affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, this Middle Eastern politician served as President of Iraq's Kurdistan region beginning in 2005.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in the Republic of Mahabad (present-day Iran).

Trivia

As Kurdistan region President, he met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, United States President George W. Bush, and the Kings of Saudia Arabia and Jordan.

Family Life

He and his politician brother, Idris Barzani, were born to Kurdish Democratic Party leader Mustafa Barzani. He later fathered eight children.

Associated With

Following the Gulf War defeat of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Barzani's Kurdish ethnic group re-established political control of Iraq's northern region.