Abbas ibn Asadullah bin Ali al-Khalili al-Najafi, also known as Abbas al-Khalili, and Abbas Khalili (1895 or 1896 – 10 February 1972) 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 ibn Asadullah bin Ali al-Khalili al-Najaf
|Died||10 February 1972 (aged 76–77)|
|Burial place||Behesht-e Zahra|
|Other names||Abbas al-Khalili, Abbas Khalīlī, Abbās Khalili, Ali Fatiy-al-Eslām, Ḵalili-e Arab|
|Occupation||diplomat, newspaper publisher, poet, novelist|
|Political party||National Front (Iran)|
|Children||6, including Simin Behbahani|