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History, Pro-Western Pacts

Baghdad Pact, Arab states, METO, signatory, Iran

In February 1955 Iraq concluded the Baghdad Pact, a mutual-security treaty with Turkey. Advancing plans to transform the alliance into a Middle Eastern defense system, the two countries urged the other Arab states, the United States, Britain, and Pakistan to adhere to the pact. Britain joined the alliance in April; Pakistan became a signatory in September and Iran in November. That month the five nations established the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO).



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