Taher al-Masri

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Taher al-Masri
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
19 June 1991 – 21 November 1991
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai
Succeeded byAbdelraouf al-Rawabdeh
Jordanian Ambassador to France
In office
November 16, 1978 – September 21, 1988
Preceded byKhalid El-Salem
Succeeded byAwad Al-Khalidi
Personal details
Taher Nashat al-Masri

Nablus, Mandatory Palestine
Alma materUniversity of North Texas

Taher Nashat al-Masri (Arabic: طاهر المصري‎) is a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who served as Prime Minister of Jordan from 19 June 1991 to 21 November 1991.[1] He opposed the invasion of Iraq but reportedly wanted the Americans to stay in Iraq and keep it "out of the hands of the fundamentalists".[2]

He served on the Council on Foreign Relations since 2002 and is the league's commissioner for civil society. While Prime Minister, he pressed for changes to the election law.[citation needed]

He served as the President of the Senate of Jordan from 17 December 2009 to 24 October 2013.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Joel Brinkley, Jordanian King Names Palestinian Prime Minister, The New York Times, June 19, 1991
  2. ^ Biodata Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Previous Councils - The Senate of Jordan". Senate of Jordan. 12 January 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Zaid ibn Shaker