Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi
جاد الله عزوز الطلحي
|Prime Minister of Libya|
2 March 1979 – 16 February 1984
3 March 1986 – 1 March 1987
|Preceded by||Abdul Ati al-Obeidi
Muhammad az-Zaruq Rajab
|Succeeded by||Muhammad az-Zaruq Rajab
Umar Mustafa al-Muntasir
|Foreign Minister of Libya|
|Preceded by||Kamal Hassan Al Mansour|
|Succeeded by||Ibrahim Al Bishari|
Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi (Arabic: جاد الله عزوز الطلحي) is a Libyan diplomat and politician who served as prime minister of Libya for two terms.
Talhi was previously working in the Ministry of Mines when he was named the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources in July 1972. Talhi held this position until March 1977.
Talhi was General Secretary of the People's Committee in Libya (Prime Minister) for two terms, the first term from 2 March 1979 to 16 February 1984 and the second term from September 1986 to 1 March 1987. In March 1987 Umar Mustafa al-Muntasir succeeded him as prime minister.
Talhi served as foreign minister of Libya in the late 1980s, replacing Kamal Hassan Al Mansour as foreign minister. In September 1987, Talhi visited Baghdad to reestablish foreign relations and participated in the creation of the Arab Maghreb Union. Talhi's tenure lasted until 1990.
Talhi met with U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz at the Paris Conference in January 1989 at UNESCO's headquarters. Talhi denied the accusation by the United States that Libya was creating chemical weapons in Rabta. In response, Talhi accused the United States of allegedly knowing the location of chemical weapons in the Middle East. Specifically, Talhi highlighted that there was an international relationship between Israel and the United States in regards to the development of nuclear weapons.
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