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
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