Akila al-Hashini was a "top Iraqi diplomat" until the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. In July 2003, she was named by the Coalition Provisional Authority to be Iraq's representative to the United Nations. 
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Robert Collier, "Iraqi ruling council takes over. Citizen Board: Appointed by U.S., 25 members face uphill battle for legitimacy," SF Gate, July 14, 2003: "A noteable inclusion in the council were three women -- Sondul Chapouk, a member of the Turkish-speaking Turkmen minority in the north, Dr. Raja Habib Khuzai, the head of a maternity hospital in the southern city of Diwaniya, and Akila al-Hashimi, who was a top Iraqi diplomat until the fall of Hussein's regime and now has been named by U.S. officials to be Iraq's representative to the United Nations."
- "Three Women Named to Iraq's Governing Council," Feminist Daily News Wire, July 14, 2003.