IRAQ: Hashimite Huddle

What should rouse less comment than a friendly visit by a nephew to an uncle? But last week, when Hashimite nephew Prince Abdul Illah, Regent of Iraq, went to call on Hashimite uncle King Abdullah in the dingy Trans-Jordan capital of Amman, many an Arab politician fidgeted. That the Regent's fellow traveler was Nuri Es-Said Pasha, perennial Prime Minister of Iraq (temporarily out of office), did not add to their comfort. Arabs suspected that a familiar bee was buzzing in the Iraqis' sedarah.* With British prompting, they thought, the Hashimite family was...

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