Abbas Khalili

Abbas ibn Asadullah bin Ali al-Khalili al-Najafi,[1] also known as Abbas al-Khalili, and Abbas Khalili (1895 or 1896 – 10 February 1972)[1][2] was an Iraqi-born Iranian diplomat, newspaper publisher, poet and novelist. He was a pillar of the Najaf revolt over the British Mandate in 1918, and was sentenced to death, eventually fleeing to Iran, where spent the rest of his life. The Iranian government's criticism of his newspaper and writing intensified. By 1949, the Iranian government sent him as the Iranian Emperor's ambassador to the Ethiopian Empire and Yemen.

Abbas Khalili
عباس الخليلي
Khalili in the 1960s
Abbas ibn Asadullah bin Ali al-Khalili al-Najaf

c. 1895 (1895)
Died10 February 1972 (aged 7677)
Burial placeBehesht-e Zahra
Other namesAbbas al-Khalili, Abbas Khalīlī, Abbās Khalili, Ali Fatiy-al-Eslām, Ḵalili-e Arab
Occupationdiplomat, newspaper publisher, poet, novelist
Political partyNational Front (Iran)
Spouse(s)Fahr-Ozma Arghun,
Mahyār Ḵalili
Children6, including Simin Behbahani

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