Hadi al Amiri joined Iraq’s then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as his Minister for Transport when he stood in the Oval Office in December 2011.
- Hadi al Amiri joined Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki when he met President Obama in Oval Office in December 2011
- On Tuesday, he was outside the US embassy in Baghdad when it was breached and set alight by Iran-backed members of Kataeb Hezbollah, and other militia of the government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces
- Lawmakers and a former FBI director had been outraged by Amiri’s presence in the White House in 2011
- He is head of the Badr Corps, an Iranian vassal, which despite fighting alongside the US against ISIS in 2014 and 2015, has received funding and arms form Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard – a designated terror group
- Amiri is accused of engaging in terrorism against the US as well as helping Iran ship arms to Bashar al-Assad
Source: Barack Obama welcomed leader of US embassy attack to the White House: Iran’s ‘point man’ in Baghdad Hadi al-Amiri was hosted in the Oval Office in 2011 – eight years before he orchestrated siege in Iraq