CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY3
The new regime in Iraq, having repressed bothand Qasinlst opponents, ls turning torange problems, such as that of negotiating with Differences within the government are likelymore pronounced, especially since non-Baathlstsresentment over the predominant role thetaken thus 11
CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENTS
Dew Iraqi regime, having repressed Communist and Qasimlst opponents,umber of other, somewhat longer range problems which require immediate attention. Among tbe most Important of these la its relations with Mulla Mustafa al-Barzanl's rebelliousettlement of Kurdish relations with tbe Iraqi state is likely to be difficult, since the country's new rulers mustto pose as Arab nationalists who will not sacrifice Arab "interests."
The regime has taken pains tolanket of "positive neutralism" over its nakedof local Communists. Foreign Minister Shablb and Minister of State Hazls Jawad in press conferences have stressed the country's excellent
relations with the USSR and alleged tbat tbo quarrel with local Communists Is tbat they were Qaslm supporters. The regime has ignored broadcasts by tbe clandestineran radio ln Leipzig. Tbls radio, operated by the Iranianhas called for aKurdish rebellion and bas characterized the Iraqias "an oppressive,and atrocious enemy" brought to powerblack fascist coup."
Non-Baathlst elements have expressed some resentment over the Baathlst predominance In the
government, and sharpwithin the regime is likely once its component groups begin to discuss longer range alms and policies. Tbe fear of sof the Communists will tend to keep Baatblst and non-Baatblst nationalistsomplete falling out, however.
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