The Acts of the Democracies

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1972

USA and Iraq

The USA provides $16 million worth of military aid to Kurdish rebels in Iraq. The purpose is to tie up Iraq's resources and please USA ally, Iran.

A USA CIA memo of 1974 would admit: "Iran, like ourselves, has seen benefit in a stalemate situation... in which Iraq is intrinsically weakened by the Kurd's refusal to relinquish semi-autonomy. Neither Iran nor ourselves wish to see the matter resolved one way or the other".

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