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Yasin al-Hashimi

Yasin al-Hashimi
17th Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
17 March 1935 – 30 October 1936
Monarch Ghazi
Preceded by Jamil al-Midfai
Succeeded by Hikmat Sulayman
4th Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
2 August 1924 – 26 June 1925
Monarch Faisal I
Preceded by Jafar al-Askari
Succeeded by Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
Personal details
Born 1882
Died 1937 (aged 54–55)
Political party Party of National Brotherhood (during 2nd term)
Relations Taha al-Hashimi (brother)
Military service
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire (until 1920)
Service/branch  Ottoman Army

Yasin al-Hashimi, born Yasin Hilmi Salman, (Arabic: ياسين الهاشمى‎‎; 1882[1]–1937) was an Iraqi politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of Iraq. Like many of Iraq's early leaders, Hashimi was of Turkish origin and served as a military officer during Ottoman control of the country.[2] He made his political debut under the government of his predecessor, Jafar al-Askari and replaced Askari as prime minister shortly after, in August 1924.

Hashimi served for ten months before he was replaced, in turn by Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun. Over the next ten years he filled a variety of governmental positions finally returning to the office of prime minister in 1935. On 30 October 1936, Hashimi had the dubious distinction of being the first Iraqi prime minister deposed in a coup, led by General Bakr Sidqi and a coalition of ethnic minorities. Unlike Jafar al-Askari, who was then his minister of defense, Hashimi survived the coup and made his way to Damascus, Syria, where he died two months later. His older brother, Taha al-Hashimi, was Prime Minister of Iraq in 1941.


  1. ^ ياسِين الهاشِمي in Arab Library
  2. ^ Nakash, Yitzhak (2011). Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World. Princeton University Press. p. 87.  
Political offices
Preceded by
Jafar al-Askari
Prime Minister of Iraq
2 August 1924 – 22 June 1925
Succeeded by
Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
Preceded by
Jamil al-Midfai
Prime Minister of Iraq
17 March 1935 – 30 October 1936
Succeeded by
Hikmat Sulayman

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