Taha al-HashimiTaha al-Hashimi
) served briefly as prime minister
for two months, from February 1, 1941, to April 1, 1941. He was appointed prime minister by the regent, Abdul-Illah, following the first ouster of the pro-Axis
government of Rashid Ali al-Kaylani
during World War II
. When Abdul-Illah fled the country, fearing an assassination attempt, Hashimi resigned, and the government reverted to Kaylani.