• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Jkaq was freed from the Turks during the war of ] 914–18. It was recognized as an independent state, to be placed under a Mandatory Power, and the mandate was allotted to Great Britain. Relations between the two countries were defined by a treaty concluded in June, 1930, which provided that Great Britain should as soon as possible recommend Iraq for admission to membership of the League of Nations. This recommendation was made and accepted in Oct., 1932, whereupon the mandate was terminated and Iraq became an independent sovereign state member of the League of Nations (4 Oct., 1932).


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