A recommendation for Asaad Talass written by Abdul Rahman Shahbandar - September 1937

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Image Source: Prime Minister Hasan al-Hakim's Library

Abdul Rahman Shahbandar, at the time exiled to Egypt, sends the letter to his good friend Hasan al-Hakim in Damascus. Asaad Talas was to rise to fame years later as mastermind of the 1949 coup of General Sami al-Hinnawi. Like Shahbandar and Hinnawi, he was pro-Iraq.