Saadabad Pact of 1937

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Saadabad Pact of 1937


a treaty signed by Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan on July 8, 1937, in the Saadabad Palace, outside Tehran; the term of the agreement was five years.

Under the pact, the parties pledged themselves to respect the inviolability of their common borders, to refrain from acts of aggression, not to interfere in one another’s internal affairs, and not to allow the formation or operation on their territory of armed groups or organizations pursuing aims hostile to any of the parties to the agreement. They further pledged to consult with one another on international questions concerning their common interests. The pact was signed with the encouragement of Great Britain. After the beginning of World War II, the Saadabad pact was in effect suspended.


League of Nations: Treaty Series, vol. 190. [Lausanne] 1938.
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