Washington (Apr. 24)
The Senate yesterday ratified a treaty between the United States, Great Britain, and Iraq, recognizing Iraq as an independent State. The chief purpose of the treaty, from the standpoint of the United States, was to accomplish the same result heretofore achieved in the treaties regarding Palestine, Syria and the Lebanon, namely, to obtain for the United States equal rights enjoyed by members of the League of Nations. The treaty is signed by Ambassador Dawes, for the United States, Arthur Henderson, Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, and Ja’far el Askeri, Iraq Minister in London. The “special relations” between Great Britain and Iraq are recognized by the United States in the treaty.