London (Dec. 15)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The British Mandate over Iraq will not expire next year as was demanded by the Arab nationalists in Iraq, it was learned today when it was announced that a new treaty regulating the relations between Great Britain and Iraq was signed.
The treaty was signed by Major Ormsby Gore in behalf of the Colonial Office and by General Jafar Pasha el Askari, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Iraq government.
Prior to the affixing of the signatures to the treaty a conflict arose resulting in the hurried departure of the Iraquian Prime Minister. Negotiations were then conducted directly between King Feisul and the members of the British Cabinet. After a compromise had been reached, the Prime Minister was summoned to return to London from Marseilles where he was already on his way back to Iraq. It is understood that one of the stipulations in the new treaty is that Great Britain will support the government of Iraq’s application for admission into the membership of the League of Nations in the year 1932, which means that until that date, the British Mandate over the country will continue.