Mustafa al-Kadhimi speaks to parliament in Baghdad Thursday. Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in early Thursday as prime minister after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mustafa al-Kadhimi speaks to parliament in Baghdad Thursday. Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in early Thursday as prime minister after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.