Ahmad Chalabi, Leading Voice Behind Iraq WMD Claims, Dies

November 3, 2015 3:34 PM

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Ahmad Chalabi, Leading Voice Behind Iraq WMD Claims, Dies

BAGHDAD — Ahmad Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi politician who played a role in persuading the United States to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, has died. He was 71.

His secretary confirmed to NBC News early Wednesday that Chalabi had suffered a fatal heart attack. His death was also reported by state TV.

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