VOL. XLVI

No 2

13-January-2003

Arab Press Review

(MEES Translation)

Arab Nationalism In Iraq

The following is an interview published by the Lebanese weekly al-Shira' on 23 December 2002 with an Iraqi Arab nationalist figure living outside the country:

The nationalist movement has deep roots in Iraq, for it played a pivotal role in preparing the Iraqi people to resist Ottoman rule and after that the British mandate, ahead of achieving independence in 1932. In the 1930s, two main political movements...