Iraq's Attitude Towards the Korean War 1950-1953
Volume 12, Issue 39, Pages 169-194
AbstractThe period following World War II witnessed a new and unconventional event which is the Cold War that broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union. One of the aspects of this war was the battle for and control of the areas of influence in the world. The 1950-1953 Korean War was one of the fields of that conflict.
As far as the Korean War is concerned, the research tackles Iraq's attitude toward this war and how it deals with it, specifically through the United Nations Organization, which has undertaken to find solutions to this issue. As is well known, Iraq was in the orbit of British politics, that was in turn following the United States' policy which has emerged as a superpower after the World War II. So Iraq and through its delegation to the United Nations supported all American resolutions condemning the Soviet Union and then the People's Republic of China as they helped North Korea, which created internal opposition to these positions, especially inside Iraqi council of representatives, where part of its deputies opposed this policy and considered it a departure from the Arab ranks.
In addition, Iraq has refrained from sending military troops to South Korea in implementation of the UN Security Council resolution to form a military force to protect South Korea, which the council counted as an aggrieved state under pressure from the United States.
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