Arif Abd ar-Razzaq

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Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
Aref Abdel-Razzaq.jpg
50th Prime Minister of Iraq
4th Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
In office
September 6, 1965 – September 21, 1965
President Abdul Salam Arif
Preceded by Tahir Yahya
Succeeded by Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
Personal details
Born 1921
Ramadi, Kingdom of Iraq
Died 30 March 2007 (aged 86)
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Nationality Iraqi
Political party Arab Nationalist Movement
Children Rafi Razzak
Religion Sunni Islam

Arif Abd ar-Razzaq or Aref Abdel Razzak (1921–2007) was Prime Minister of Iraq for 11 days in September 1965. On September 17 he fled to Egypt, after participating in a failed coup d'état against President Abdul Salam Arif. On 12 June 1966 he led another unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the new government of Premier Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz and President Abdul Rahman Arif.[1]


  1. ^ David Lea, A Political Chronology of the Middle East, Europa Publications Limited, 2001, page 73
Political offices
Preceded by
Tahir Yayha
Prime Minister of Iraq
Succeeded by
Naji Talib