Al Mamlaka al ‘Ikaqia
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Iraq was freed from the Turks during the First World War. 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 25-year treaty concluded in June 1930 (Cmd. 3797), which, inter alia, provided that Great Britain should as soon as possible recommend Iraq for admission to the League of Nations. This recommendation was made and accepted, whereupon, on 4 Oct. 1932, the mandate was terminated, Iraq became an independent sovereign state and a member of the League of Nations and the Anglo-Iraqi treaty became effective to last till Oct. 1957.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1957

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