Sayyid Salih Jabr (Arabic: سيد صالح جبر; 1896–1957) was an Iraqi statesman who served as the 16th prime minister of Iraq from March 1947 to January 1948. He was the first Shi'ite to become prime minister.
|16th Prime Minister of Iraq|
29 March 1947 – 27 January 1948
|Preceded by||Nuri al-Said|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Hassan al-Sadr|
|Died||1957 (aged 60–61)|
|Political party||Socialist Nation|
In the 1930s and 1940s, Jabr attended the office of minister of justice, education, foreign affairs, interior, and finance. He was not accepted by young liberal and nationalist politicians who had been roughly handled when he was wartime minister of interior. During his time in office, the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty (1948), a revision of the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of 1930, was prepared and signed without consultation of other Iraqi leaders. His government fell after the bloody suppression of the anti-British Al-Wathbah uprising; Jabr had to repudiate the treaty and fled to England on 26 January 1948.
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