03 : 23 PM - 24/03/2012
Baghdad, March 24 (BNA) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Naji Talib, who held the post during the rule of president Abdurrahman Arif, died last night aged 95 after a long illness.
Talib was born in Nasseriya province in southern Iraq in 1917. After graduation from the Staff College he completed his studies at Kimberley in Britain in 1950. He assumed the premiership from 9 August 1966 to 10 May 1958.
In a statement issued today Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said the Iraqi people were inflicted a heavy and painful loss by the death of the renowned national character Major General Naji Talib, adding that he assumed several ministerial portfolios and served as prime minister later.
''During his service in the Iraqi army and the performance of his high-level government posts, he was an example of patriotism and loyalty," Talabani said.
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