Middle East: Cold Baath for Nasser

For a group of people who professed to be Gamal Abdel Nasser's pals in the Arab unity movement, the Iraqis and Syrians were acting mighty strange last week.

> In Baghdad, the ruling Baath (Renaissance) Party announced the unmasking of a "black plot to plunge Iraq into a sea of blood," proceeded to round up leading Nasser sympathizers. Among those arrested were three generals, five colonels, two ex-Cabinet ministers, and the organizer of the pro-Nasser Arab Socialist Union Party, Abdel Razzak Shabib. By week's end, 180 Iraqi Nasserites were behind bars and facing trial.

> In Damascus, the Syrian Baath Party,...

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