French and British Control in Middle East Affirmed at San Remo Peace Conference Hot

French and British Control in Middle East Affirmed at San Remo Peace Conference

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At the San Remo Peace Conference of Allied Powers, French and British control over the Levant (former Turkish territory) is affirmed. Britain is given the mandate in Palestine, Transjordan and Mesopotamia (renamed Iraq, a territory created out of the Ottoman provinces of Basra, Baghdad and Mosul).

France was given a mandate over Syria and Lebanon as well as 25% of the proceeds from Iraqi oil.

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