Ikha al-Watani Party

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Iraqi political party of the 1930s.

Ikha al-Watani (National Brotherhood) was formed to oppose the AngloIraqi Treaty of 1930. Its principal members were Yasin al-Hashimi, Rashid Ali al-Kaylani, and Hikmat Sulayman. In 1933 some of its members accepted the 1930 treaty and participated in a government under Rashid Ali (MarchOctober 1933). A second Ikha cabinet under Yasin al-Hashimi was formed in March 1935, but the group disbanded itself shortly afterward.

See also angloiraqi treaties; hashimi, yasin al-; kaylani, rashid ali al-; su-layman, hikmat.

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