Iraqi Politician Ahmad Chalabi Dies
Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, 71, has died in Baghdad.
Chalabi influenced American lawmakers and presidential advisers to invade Iraq and overthrow the Saddam Hussein government in 1998.
Chalabi lived in exile until the end of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship. Officials said he died of heart failure.
Chalabi influenced the U.S. Congress to pass the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998. That law stated military action in Iraq that former President George W. Bush said would bring democracy to Iraq and the region.
He was friends with former Vice President Dick Cheney and many top Pentagon officials, according to the New York Times.
Chalabi said he believed Saddam Hussein held weapons of mass destruction, the Times reported in his obituary. He survived an assassination attempt in 2008. In that attack, he was targeted by a suicide bomber. After that, Chalabi allied himself with Moktada al-Sadr, the radical Shiite leader and Iran ally.
In 2014, he was named as a possible prime minister candidate.
He was born in Baghdad in 1944. His family went into exile in 1958 – the year Iraqi army officers overthrew the monarchy. Chalabi studied in America and taught at American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1992, Chalabi co-formed the Iraqi National Congress to oust Hussein. For the next 12 years, Ahmad had an on-again, off-again relationship with American presidential administrators and intelligence agencies. By 2004, he had been cut off from all aid by the U.S.
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1.suicide bomber 自杀式袭击；人体炸弹
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2.lived in exile 流放；流亡
He lived in exile in Syria for three months and then moved to Egypt, where he lived for three years.
3.heart failure 心力衰竭；心脏病
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1.Chalabi lived in exile until the end of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship. Officials said he died of heart failure.
died of 死于（疾病；过度悲伤等）
She nearly died of fright at the sight of the escaped tiger.
Some of them died of thirst in the desert.
2.He was friends with former Vice President Dick Cheney and many top Pentagon officials, according to the New York Times.
according to 通过；按照；据...所说
Everything went according to plan.
Both sides have to act according to the provisions of the agreement.
萨达姆独裁统治结束前，沙拉比一直流亡海外 。相关官员称，心脏病突发导致他突然离世 。
沙拉比对1998年美国国会通过的《解放伊拉克法案》有着重大的影响 。该法案的内容正如前任总统乔治·W·布什所说的那样，伊拉克的军事行动将为该地区带来民主与和平 。
纽约时报在报道沙拉比的讣告时称，沙拉比曾表示萨达姆拥有大规模杀伤性武器 。2008年他侥幸躲过了一次暗杀行动 。在那次暗杀行动中，他被一位自杀式袭击者当做目标 。此后，沙拉比与激进什叶派领导人同时又是伊朗盟友的穆克塔达·萨德尔(Moktada al-Sadr)结为同盟 。
1944年，沙拉比出生于巴格达 。1958年，他与家人流亡海外，同年伊拉克军队推翻了君主制 。沙拉比在美国留学期间还在黎巴嫩贝鲁特美国大学担任教授 。
1992年，沙拉比组建了推翻萨达姆的伊拉克国民大会 。接下来的12年里，沙拉比同美国总统行政要员以及情报机构建立了长久的联系 。然而，2004年美国突然终止了所有援助 。