this day on, Baghdad Radio announced, the country of Iraq would be a republic
with ties to other Arab nations.
Abdul Karim el Qasim became Iraq's new prime minister, defence minister and commander-in-chief.
Faisal was reported killed.
British embassy was ransacked and set on fire by an angry mob. The ambassador
was quickly released unharmed.
were widely held fears that this Iraq coup would encourage other pro-Western oil
powers in the area to pursue an Arab nationalist policy, which was perceived to
be against Western interests.