Talib El-Shibib

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Talib El-Shibib
Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
2 February 1960 – May 1962
National Secretary Michel Aflaq
Preceded by Fuad al-Rikabi
Succeeded by Ali Salih al-Sadi
Member of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
In office
1 September 1959 – May 1962
Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
11 November 1963 – February 1964
In office
1957 – 25 September 1963
Personal details
Born 1934
Died 1997
Political party Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party

Talib El-Shibib (1934–1997) was an Iraqi politician. Born in Babylon Province, he studied engineering at Imperial College in London.

El-Shibib was elected to the leadership of Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and was one of a triumvirate who planned the later coup against President Abdul Karim Qassim. He became foreign minister under the new regime.

Internal disagreements led him to go in exile. After the second coup in 1968, El-Shibib was given several ambassadorial posts. In 1976 he resigned from the post as Iraqi ambassador to Germany and went into exile again when disagreements arose between him and Saddam Hussein’s policies. He devoted rest of his life in exile and campaigning against Saddam and for a democratic Iraq.