Iraq Changes Stand: Agrees to Join Arab Parley on Palestine Issue

Iraq has notified the Arab League that it is ready to assign a diplomat from Baghdad to attend a top-level Arab meeting, at which “the Palestine Problem and immigration into Israel” will be discussed. An earlier effort to convene an Arab summit meeting on these problems collapsed when Iraq refused to attend.

League secretary general Abdel K. Hassouna announced Iraq’s acceptance today, stating that all members of the League except Tunisia and Morocco have now accepted invitations to attend such a meeting Answers from the two latter states are being awaited, he said.

At the same time, it was reported here, Premier Abdul Karim Kassem, of Iraq, has invited United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser to send a ten-member delegation to Baghdad to help celebrate the first anniversary of the Iraqi revolution, next July 14. The latest steps by Iraq are being interpreted by diplomatic observers here as indications on the part of Iraq to end its differences with the United Arab Republic.

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