Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun

Politician

1879 – 1929

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Who was Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun?

ʻAbd al-Muḥsin Saʻdūn or Abd al-Muhsin Al-Saadoon, Honorary KCMG was an Iraqi politician who served as Prime Minister of Iraq four separate times between 1922 and 1929. A member of the leading clan of the Muntafiq tribal confederation, Al-Saadoon served as an officer in the Ottoman army and as a aide-de-camp to Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid II before returning to Iraq and embarking on a career in politics. After World War I, He was an outspoken opponent of the British mandate in the country.

During his third term in office, Al-Saadoon negotiated two important treaties: the Second Anglo-Iraqi Treaty, ensuring that the Kurd-dominated Mosul province would remain part of Iraq; and the Turkey-Iraqi Treaty in which Iraq promised to pay Turkey 10 percent of its revenues from the Mosul oil fields in return for Turkish recognition of Iraqi control of the area.

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Born
1879
Religion
  • Sunni Islam
Died
1929

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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