Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif

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Abd ar-Razzaq al-Naif
31st 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 10 July 1978
Nationality Iraqi
Political party Independent
Occupation Military officer
Profession Military officer, civil servant

Abd ar-Razzaq Said al-Naif (Arabic: عبد الرزاق النايف‎) was an Iraqi military officer and general and was briefly Prime Minister of Iraq during 1968 until he was deposed.

General al-Naif was critically injured in an assassination attempt on 9 July 1978 as he left the Intercontinental Hotel in London's Park Lane and died the following day.[1]

His killer, Salem Ahmed Hassan, was quickly captured. Hassan was later convicted of the shooting at the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1979.[1]

General al-Naif was reportedly killed on the orders 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