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Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
عارف عبد الرزاق
|Prime Minister of Iraq|
6 September 1965 – 21 September 1965
|President||Abdul Salam Arif|
|Preceded by||Tahir Yahya|
|Succeeded by||Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz|
|Minister of Agriculture|
November 1963 – March 1964
|Prime Minister||Tahir Yahya|
Kubaysah, Kingdom of Iraq
|Died||30 March 2007 (aged 86)|
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
|Political party|| Arab Socialist Union |
Arab Nationalist Movement
|Profession||Combat pilot |
|Years of service||1939–1967|
|Commands||Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Air Force|
|Battles/wars||World War II |
1948 Arab-Israeli War
1967 Six Day War
Arif Abd ar-Razzaq (1921 – 30 March 2007; Arabic: عارف عبد الرزاق) 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.
The Man of Coups in Iraq
He participated in most of the coups which occurred in Iraq during his military service:
- The 14th of July 1958 coup Although he was the pilot of the royal family at that time.
- Ramadan Revolution 1963
- November 1963 Iraqi coup d'état. From November 1963 until March 1964 he was Minister of Agriculture for Iraq. From March 1964 until July 1965 he was Commander of the Air Forces.
- Arif Abd ar-Razzaq first coup 1965
- Arif Abd ar-Razzaq second coup 1966 which was foiled in Mosul by Khaleel Jassim and Kareem Shindana.
- David Lea, A Political Chronology of the Middle East, Europa Publications Limited, 2001, page 73
- 'Who's Who in the Middle East and North Africa', The Middle East and North Africa 1965-66, Europa Publications Limited, 1965, p.723.