Family of Tariq Aziz, Top Saddam Aide, Seeks Jordan Burial

June 7, 2015 9:00 AM

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A government official says Jordan has approved a request by the family of former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to bury him in the kingdom.

Aziz, 79, was Saddam Hussein's staunchest defender to the world and the only Christian in the Iraqi dictator's inner circle. He died Friday after suffering a heart attack in an Iraqi prison.

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