Islam Times 9 Apr 2020 122020000000Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:41:04 -0400 12:41 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/855622/iraq-intelligence-chief-named-new-pm-designate -------------------------------------------------- Title : Iraq Intelligence Chief Named New PM-Designate -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - Iraqi President Barham Salih named Mustafa al-Kazemi, the head of Iraq’s intelligence, as Prime Minister-designate on Thursday after Adnan al-Zurfi ended his bid to form a new government. Text : Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi announced on Thursday his withdrawal from the role of forming a new government, the Iraqi News Agency reported. My withdrawal is to preserve the unity of Iraq, he said, according to the news agency. Al-Zurfi was named as Prime Minister-designate in mid-March, following the withdrawal of then Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi. These efforts to establish a new government follow the resignation of former Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, who stepped down in December.