Adel Murad

Adel Murad
Adel Murad (Kurdish: عادل موراد‎ or Adil Murad; born 11 December 1949) is an Iraqi Kurdish politician whom along with Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Ali Askari, Fuad Masum and Abdul Razaq Faily, is the co-founder of the main political party in Kurdistan the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. He had previously served as representative of PUK in Baghdad under Iraq's Transitional Government and a Representative of Jalal Talabani in Damascus. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, with an MSC in Chemistry.

Along with the current President of Iraq, Adel Murad is the founder and secretary general of one of the main Kurdish political parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Until 2003 he fought against Saddams Baath Regime, as a speaker, as a peshmerga, as a leader and since the formation of the KRG, has been fighting against corruption, nepotism and a free and independent Kurdistan.

Ambassador

As Ambassador of Iraq in Romania, Murad is responsible for reopening diplomatic relations between Iraq and Romania for Kurdish interests. Adel Murad argued that the billion-dollar debt must be solved through some kind of understanding, such as through business, including giving Romanian companies contracts for petroleum and reconstruction, especially hospitals

KRG

Adel Murad is the General secretary of the PUKCC and has been an advocate for Kurdish internal reforms. Murad has been an advocate for Kurdish rights throughout the last 50 years and has encouraged the new generation of Kurds to take up the leadership role of Kurdish politics.

Iraq

Murad was very optimistic on establishing a 'New Iraq' but has since been pessimistic blaming former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki.

Syria

Since the onset of the, Syrian civil war

Turkey

Murad has been critical on the AKPs policy towards the Kurdish people saying that the Kurds should be cautious not to fall in the trap set by a regional country, namely Turkey. Murad was also suspicious of Turkeys interest in Mosul.

Peshmerga

Once a commander and Peshmerga veteran, Adel Murad has since been an advocate for the armament and international support for the Peshmerga calling for international support and armament including Russia to support the Peshmerga forces.

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