Baghdad Pact


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Baghdad Pact

 

a treaty concluded in Baghdad on Feb. 24, 1955, between Iraq and Turkey and later joined by England, Iran, and Pakistan. It laid the foundation for the creation of the aggressive military group CENTO.

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The headquarters of the British-sponsored Baghdad Pact, which was re-named the Central Treaty Organisation and moved to Ankara after Iraq withdrew from it, was turned into an orphanage.
Nasser Kalawoun shows how the politics of the western powers added to Lebanon's problems; the Baghdad Pact placed Lebanon in opposition to Egypt and other Arab states, while the Suez War caused political conflict between the Egyptian and Lebanese governments.
He has produced an exceptionally well-researched and well-balanced study of how international and regional politics interacted during the dramatic events of the 1955-67 period -- the Baghdad Pact, the Suez crisis, the Egypt-Syria merger, the Lebanon crisis, the Egyptian-Saudi confrontation in Yemen, and the inexorable slide toward the June 1967 War.
As stated in an earlier article of this series, Britain and Iraq had hoped to persuade Jordan to join the Baghdad Pact.
For 50 years, at least since the establishment of the Baghdad Pact in 1955, Syrian-Iraqi relations have been fraught with fear and suspicion.
Through Chehab's work, readers enter the world of the Baghdad Pact and the Fertile Crescent Project, of paranoid Syrian military dictators and well-intentioned, ambitious monarchs seeking to unite diverse parts of the Arab world.
Partly modeled after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Baghdad Pact was adopted in 1955 by Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran, as well as the United Kingdom.
Baghdad pact aims to split Arab Unity - Nasser US Liaison is equivalent to joining the pact
It was the core of the Cold War security arrangement that would later grow into the Baghdad Pact.
Washington is currently promoting a new Baghdad pact-type military alliance in which Israel, which was deliberately kept out of the earlier Baghdad Pact (1955) to appease the Arabs, now occupies center stage with Turkey in second place, followed by Jordan and perhaps other Arab states in the future.
The Baghdad Pact was first adopted by Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
However, ensuing riots against the Baghdad Pact in the West Bank entailed a change in policy.