Abdullah al-Sallal

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Abdullah as-Sallal
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President of Yemen Arab Republic
In office
27 September 1962 – 5 November 1967
Prime Minister Himself
Abdul Latif Dayfallah
Abdul Rahman al-Iryani
Hassan al-Amri
Hamoud al-Gayifi
Hassan al-Amri
Ahmad Muhammad Numan
Hassan al-Amri
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Abdul Rahman al-Iryani
Prime Minister of Yemen Arab Republic
In office
28 September 1962 – 26 April 1963
President Himself
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Abdul Latif Dayfallah
In office
6 July 1965 – 21 July 1965
President Himself
Preceded by Ahmad Muhammad Numan
Succeeded by Hassan al-Amri
In office
18 September 1966 – 5 November 1967
President Himself
Preceded by Hassan al-Amri
Succeeded by Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini
Personal details
Born (1917-01-09)9 January 1917
San'a, Yemen
Died 5 March 1994(1994-03-05) (aged 77)
San'a, Yemen
Political party None (Military)
Religion Islam

Abdullah al-Sallal (January 9, 1917 – March 5, 1994) (Arabic: عبد الله السلال‎) was the leader of the North Yemeni Revolution of 1962. He served as the first President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 27 September 1962 to 5 November 1967.

Al-Sallal led the revolutionary forces that deposed King Muhammad al-Badr and deposed the Mutawakkalite Kingdom of Yemen. He presided over the newly founded Republic, with close ties to Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt which served as the YAR's strongest ally in the war against the Saudi Arabian-backed Mutawakkalite royalists that lasted into 1968. Yemen's President Abdullah al-Sallal negotiated with tribal leaders.

Six different men held the position of Prime Minister under as-Sallal, including al-Sallal himself three times. He held both titles from the formation of the republic until 26 April 1963, when he appointed Abdul Latif Dayfallah, as well as briefly in 1965 and from 18 September 1966 until the end of his presidency. Abdul Rahman al-Iryani, as-Sallal's successor to the presidency in 1967, served as Prime Minister in 1963 and 1964. Hassan al-Amri held the post three times.

Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1962–1963
Succeeded by
Abdul Latif Dayfallah
Preceded by
Ahmad Muhammad Numan
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1965
Succeeded by
Hassan al-Amri
Preceded by
Hassan al-Amri
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1966–1967
Succeeded by
Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini
Preceded by
Position established
President of North Yemen
1962–1967
Succeeded by
Abdul Rahman al-Iryani