Iraq began four days of celebrations Monday (July 14) to mark a double anniversary -- the bloody overthrow of the monarchy on July 14, 1958, and the seventh year of the Arab Baath Socialist Party's rule, which began with the coup on July 17, 1968.
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Background: Iraq began four days of celebrations Monday (July 14) to mark a double anniversary -- the bloody overthrow of the monarchy on July 14, 1958, and the seventh year of the Arab Baath Socialist Party's rule, which began with the coup on July 17, 1968.
In fact, leaders of the Baath (Ren???) Party first came to power in Iraq in February 1963. ??? the same year only to regain power in a bloodless ??? years later.
Sunday's celebrations, beginning ??? down gun solute, included a wreath-lying ceremony at ???? unknown Soldier Monument.Interior Minister Sa'adoun ???? a member of the Revolutionary Command Council, laid a wreath on behalf of President Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr. High ranking delegations from the Soviet Union an China were among the diplomats present.
Iraq has chosen the anniversary to launch a number of industrial, agricultural, health and educational projects, together worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
Among the most important is the third and final stage of the exploitation the Rumaila Oil fields at ???, in the south of the country, which will have a capacity of ??? 40 million tons of oil a year. The exploitation of these ??? ??? in part of a long-term project involving soviet aid.
Simultaneously, a new oil pipeline will be started and the deep water oil terminal at Bakr in the Arabian ??? will be extended so that it will be able to handle 350,000 Lon supertankers.