Editorial Note

Demonstrations against the proposed treaty with the British occurred at Baghdad on January 5, when students at the Baghdad Law College clashed with the police. The following day, an Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Jabr, former Prime Ministers Nuri as-Said and Tawfiq as-Suwaidi, and Defense Minister Shakir al-Wadi enplaned for London to conclude the negotiations. They were joined there by Fadhil Jamali, the Foreign Minister (airgram 55, February 7, from Baghdad, 890G.00/2–748).