Navigation Links
Top Iraqi Shiite Leader Returns Home

Powerful Shiite politician Abdel Aziz al-Hakim returned to Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Friday after receiving treatment for cancer in Tehran.

Hakim, the head of one of the most powerful parties in the parliament, spent nearly two weeks abroad in a trip that included medical tests in the United States and treatment in Iran.

"He is in his headquarters in Najaf and will be there for a long time, after he finished his initial period of treatment in Tehran," said Muayyad al-Hakim, secretary of the politician's son Ammar.

Two weeks earlier, Hakim, 57, flew to the United States for medical tests before travelling on to Tehran.

On May 22, Hakim's son, Ammar, said in Najaf that the health of his father was "stable and the doctors in America confirmed to him that the cancer tumour is limited and could be brought under control."

In Tehran, Hakim's other son, Mohsen, told AFP on Friday that doctors "found swelling in one of his lungs, but his general condition is fine and there isn't any special problem."

He confirmed that his father was now back in Iraq.

Hakim's Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), formerly known as the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, was founded in Iran in 1982 as an opposition movement in exile.

The party returned to Iraq in the aftermath of the March 2003 US-led invasion. It joined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's beleaguered coalition government last year after winning 30 seats in the 275-member parliament.

Hakim's illness comes as one of his main rivals, radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, has resurfaced after several months in hiding.

Despite SIIC's close ties with Iran, Hakim has tried to build bridges with the United States, and last year met President George W. Bush at the White House.

Tehran has been accused of supplying weapons to both Sadr's Mahdi Army militia and Hakim's B adr Brigade, which was founded in Iran and has now infiltrated many Iraqi security force units.

On February 23, Ammar al-Hakim was detained by US forces in eastern Iraq and held briefly after his road convoy came back over the border from Iran.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
2. Yoga and Meditation Comes in Aid of Iraqis to Rid of Trauma
3. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Publishes Research by Iraqi Surgeons
4. Iraqi’s Gripped with Insecurit
5. Iraqi children with Various Illness Arrives in Bahrain for Treatment
6. Art of Living Foundation to Train Iraqi Youths
7. Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders
8. Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals
9. Need For Social Churning Emphasized In CMC Meet On ‘Leadership In Healthcare
10. North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems
11. Muslim Leaders’ Help Sought To Discourage Smokin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... Research has shown that building shame ... frequency and level of relapse. , At the 2016 iaedp Symposium, ... explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase and beyond including relapse prevention ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food Warrior ... that the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, will ... , Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights Whole-Food ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, ... ... are pleased to announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley ... appearance. The founders of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive ... once again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event at the La Gorce Country ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users ... themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After ... to lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 4, 2016 ... Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ,Wegener Polyangiitis - ... the Wegener Polyangiitis,s therapeutic pipeline. This report ... Wegener Polyangiitis, complete with comparative analysis at various ... action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Summary Breast cancer, ... and the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting ... exceedingly prevalent. The number of women diagnosed with breast ... the number of deaths has declined due to earlier ... has been revolutionized in the past four decades, especially ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Frontier Pharma: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is ... the airways and lungs. Persistent breathing difficulties and ... one of the leading causes of morbidity and ... COPD is linked to cumulative exposure to risk ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: