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JANUARY–JULY 1958: THE IRAQI COUP; ASSESSMENT OF THE QASSIM GOVERNMENT; U.S. RECOGNITION OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT


96. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs (Rountree) to Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Department of State, NEA Files: Lot 59 D 582, Iraq, Air Survey Mission, 1958. Secret. Drafted by McClelland and Newsom.


97. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iraq

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.5/2–1258. Top Secret; Priority. Drafted by Newsom and approved by Berry.


99. Telegram From the Embassy in Iraq to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 786.00/2–2158. Confidential. Repeated to Amman, Beirut, London, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Damascus, and Jidda.


100. Telegram From Secretary of State Herter to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 786.00/3–1158. Top Secret; Limited Distribution. Also sent to Baghdad. Dulles was in Manila for the SEATO meeting, March 11–13.


101. Telegram From the Embassy in Iraq to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/3-1258. Top Secret; Priority. Repeated to Manila.


102. Staff Notes Prepared for President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Eisenhower’s initials are at the top margin.


104. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iraq

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 786.5622/4–3058. Secret. Drafted by Waggoner, cleared in draft by Admiral Bergin and Barnes, cleared by McClelland, and approved by Rountree. Repeated to Amman and London.


105. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 63 D 123, CF 102. Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by William N. Dale of EUR/BNA, cleared by Rountree and Reinhardt, and approved by the White House. The meeting was held at the White House.


106. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs (Rountree) to Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 783.00/6–2058. Top Secret. Drafted by Waggoner.


108. Memorandum From the Deputy Director for Plans of the Central Intelligence Agency (Wisner) to the Director of Intelligence and Research (Cumming)

Source: Department of State, NEA Files: Lot 59 D 582, Iraq, General, 1958. Secret; Noforn; [classification markings and dissemination indicators not declassified].


110. Briefing Notes by Director of Central Intelligence Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office Files, Staff Secretary Records, International File, 1958, Iraqi Coup, Effects in Middle East. Secret. Dulles prepared these notes for use in a 2:30 p.m. White House meeting with congressional leaders. According to a July 18 covering letter from Allen Dulles to Goodpaster, Dulles’ presentation at the meeting followed these notes closely, although there was a question-and-answer period that is not covered in the notes. A full account of the meeting is printed in vol. XI, pp. 218 226.


111. Telegram From the Embassy in Jordan to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1458. Top Secret; Niact; Limited Distribution. Transmitted in two sections and repeated niact to Baghdad, and priority to Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, and London. Received at 5:51 p.m.


112. Telegram From the Embassy in Iraq to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1458. Secret; Niact. Repeated niact to Amman, London, Beirut, Ankara and repeated to Tehran, Damascus, Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem. Received at 6:58 p.m.


113. Memorandum of Conversation


114. Telegram From the Embassy in Israel to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 780.00/7–1558. Secret; Niact. Repeated priority to Amman, Ankara, Tehran, Baghdad, London, and Paris. Received at 3:07 a.m.


115. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret.


116. Telegram From the Embassy in Iraq to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1558. Confidential; Niact. Repeated priority to London, Dhahran, and Rome, and repeated to Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Ankara, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Jidda, Paris, and Jerusalem. Received at 2:38 p.m.


117. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D199. Secret. Drafted by Reinhardt.


118. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Dulles and Vice President Nixon

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. No classification marking. Transcribed by Phyllis D. Bernau.


120. Memorandum From Harold W. Glidden of the Division of Research and Analysis for Near East, South Asia, and Africa to the Director of Intelligence and Research (Cumming)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–165. Unclassified. Drafted by Charlotte M. Morehouse of the Division of Research and Analysis for Near East, South Asia, and Africa (DRN) and sent via Richard H. Sanger, Chief of DRN.


121. Memorandum From the Director of Intelligence and Research (Cumming) to the Under Secretary of State (Herter)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1758. Confidential. Herter’s initials appear on the source text.


122. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1758. Top Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Newsom on July 18. Lloyd was in Washington for consultations on the Middle East crises July 16–19.


123. Memorandum of Conversation


124. Telegram From the Embassy in Iraq to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 787.00/7–1958. Secret; Priority. Repeated to Cairo, Beirut, Ankara, London, Tehran, Amman, Damascus, and Tel Aviv. Received at 8:32 p.m.