Iraq's Abd-al-Karim Announces Withdrawal From Baghdad Pact

Iraq's Abd-al-Karim Announces Withdrawal From Baghdad Pact

Abd al-Karim Qasim
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Iraqi leader Abd al-Karim Qasim announces that his country is withdrawing from the Baghdad Pact. Iraq's monarchy was overthrown in a coup led by General Abd-al-Karim Qssim and Colonel Abd-al-Salam Muhammad Arif last year.

The coup leaders declared Iraq a republic and Qassim was named prime minister


Tribute to General Abdul-Karim Qassim

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