Year:2022   Volume: 4   Issue: 1   Area: Historical Studies

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Howra Abdul SATTAR

THE POSITION OF THE SOVIET UNION ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF KUWAIT IN 1961

Since the end of World War II, the Soviet Union has sought to find a foothold in the Middle East, as it was waiting for the opportunity to penetrate the Middle East, especially the Arab Gulf, which is of international strategic importance. The British were in the region, and at the same time, it did not want to disturb his relations with the United Arab Republic, which supported the independence of Kuwait and rejected Abdul Karim Qasim's position on Kuwait's annexation of Iraq. This research attempts to study the Soviet policy towards the independence of Kuwait and how the Soviet Union reconciled its good relationship with Iraq and Egypt, and its rejection of Kuwait's distinguished relations with Britain.

Keywords: Kuwait, The Soviet Union, Kuwait and Iraq, The Independence of Kuwait

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8293.15.5


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