Foreign News: IRAQ: RICH PRIZE

Under the leadership of Strongman Nuri asSaid, Iraq was the only Arab nation to align itself firmly with the West. In signing the Baghdad Pact, it united with Britain and the Moslem nations of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan in common defense against Communism. The U.S. refused to join the pact, but worked in close military liaison with it.

Nuri asSaid was the Arab world's sworn enemy of Nasser, who proclaimed Arab "positive neutrality" in the cold war. In many respects it was an unequal battle: Iraq has fewer than 6,000,000 people, Egypt more than...

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