Prominent iraqi politician found dead

One of the main charachters in persuading the United States to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, Ahmed Chalabi died on Tuesday of a heart attack, siad state television and two parliamentarians.

Haitham al-Jabouri said attendants had found him dead in his bed in his Baghdad home.

Chalabi has been seen as the man who helped push the United States into invading Iraq in 2003, with information on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction programme, claims that eventually were discredited.

After Saddam’s fall, Chalabi returned to Iraq from exile.

At one point his name was suggested as a candidate for prime minister but he never managed to rise to the top of Iraq’s politics.

His eventual fallout with his former American allies also hurt his chances of becoming  the Prime Minister.