IRAQ: Gathering of the Kings

The three Iraqis waited nervously on the tarmac as King Saud's Convair, escorted by nine Iraqi jet fighters, came in to land at Baghdad. There was young King Feisal, whose Hashemite great-grandfather had been driven from Arabia by King Saud's father; his thin and shy uncle, Crown Prince Abdul Illah; and Iraq's strongman, grizzled old Premier Nuri asSaid, the special enemy of Saud's onetime closest ally Nasser. Tall and majestic in his flowing robes, King Saud embraced the King and the crown prince, kissing both. Then Nuri asSaid, beaming, grasped the King's...

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