Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif

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Abd ar-Razzaq al-Naif
55th Prime Minister of Iraq
9th Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
In office
17 July 1968 – 30 July 1968
President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Preceded by Tahir Yahya
Succeeded by Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Personal details
Born 1934
Died July 10, 1978
Nationality Iraqi
Political party Independent
Occupation Military officer
Profession Military officer, civil servant
Religion Sunni Islam

Abd ar-Razzaq Said al-Naif (Arabic: عبد الرزاق النايف‎) was Prime Minister of Iraq in 1968. He was injured in an assassination attempt on July 9, 1978, and died the following day in London.[1] His gunman was quickly captured and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1979; Naif was reportedly killed on order of Saddam Hussein for his political opposition to the Ba'ath Party.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Tahir Yahya
Prime Minister of Iraq
Succeeded by
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr 1968-1979