During World War II, the British had reoccupied Iraq to reverse a pro‑Axis coup that had taken place in 1941, and through the Treaty at Portsmouth on 15 January 1948, Sayyid Salih Jabr negotiated British withdrawal from Iraq. However, this agreement consisted of a joint British and Iraqi joint defense board that oversaw Iraqi military planning. Additionally, the British continued control of Iraqi foreign affairs. Iraq would still be tied to Great Britain for military supplies and training. This treaty was to last until 1973—a twenty-five-year time period that Arab nationalists in Iraq could not accept. As a staunch reaction to the Portsmouth Treaty, Arab nationalists led the Al-Wathbah uprising in protest of a continued British presence in Iraq. Al-Said repudiated the Portsmouth Treaty as a concession offered to the Iraqi and Arab nationalists who rebelled. The treaty was repudiated after the Free Officers coup in 1958 removed Faisal II from power and his pro-Western policies were reversed.