Adnan al-Pachachi is a veteran Iraqi politician and diplomat who served as Foreign Minister. Pachachi was Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1959 to 1965 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq from 1965 to 1967, during the Six-Day War with Israel;he again served as Permanent Representative to the UN from 1967 to 1969.
After 1971, he spent a long period in exile. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Pachachi was an important figure in Iraqi politics, often described as Iraq’s elder statesman.
He rejected the role of president in the Iraqi Interim Government.