Sunday, September 09, 2007


Remembering Aref - Documentary Film Trailer

Former President
Abdul Rahman Aref
1916 Baghdad - August 24, 07 Amman

President of IRAQ
Between April 16, 1966 and July 1968

President Aref (middle), King Faisal Al Saoud (left)
and president Jamal Abdul Naser (right) in 1967

Aref's Presidential Achievements
A Partial List

# Opened the doors for negotiations with the Kurds to ensure a democratic solution two months after resuming his presidential duties.

# Lead the negotiations with the Russians to provide weapons for the
Syrian and Egyptian armies

# Visited France and met with President Charles DeGaul, which led to the improvement of relationship with France and the contracting of (not partnering or owning) Iraqi oil

# Implemented the plant to extract sulfur from the natural gas in Kirkuk in 1966

# Implemented the dry-gas pipeline, which transferred gas from Kirkuk to Baghdad to provide power plants, oil refineries and large factories with fuel in 1967

# Implemented the transport pipeline to transfer crude liquid gases from Kirkuk to
Taji Oil Gas Factory in 1967 # Signed the contract for the export of crude oil
from Iraq to Turkey in March 1968

# Signed a protocol allowing the export of piped natural gas from Iraq to Turkey on April 6, 1967


The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) is
pleased to announce the production of a short documetary film
about the former IRAQI president Abdul Rahman Aref
Coming Soon on DVD

Three-minute Trailer

Footage of the former president, his son and grandson is available for the media

Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS)
P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA. 02142 USA

INEAS is an Independent, tax-exempt, educational and cultural organization geared
to educate the public and inform the media on issues related to Asia & Africa.
INEAS was founded in 1994

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