Iraqi man pays $8 million dowry to marry divorced mother of two
Iraq: An Iraqi man has agreed to a pay a multi-million dollar dowry to his bride.
A marriage deed issued by the Court of Personal Affairs (Family Court) in Karkh showed that the man had paid $8 million (eight billion Iraqi dinars) to his bride.
According to the marriage contract which was published in Iraqi newspapers, the bride received three billion Iraqi dinars ($3 million).
The bridegroom groom is also bound by the law to pay the 33-year-old woman five billion Iraqi dinars ($5 million) in case he divorces her.
The husband, who was born in 1984, has committed himself to take care of his bride’s two children from her first marriage.
It is believed that the sum was the highest ever dowry paid to a bride in Iraq.