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  • May 16, 1949

    A Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian Communist Conference

    A report on the Communist conference in Haifa regarding the topics on the agenda.

  • August 05, 1949

    Iraqi Activities in Lebanon

    Report on continued communication between Iraqi youth and members of the Iraqi National Call Party; a meeting between a member of the Iraqi National Democratic Party and the president of the Iraqi Communist Party, both of whom also met with a Russian official.

  • February 08, 1952

    Internal Events in Iraq

    Report on Iraq, describing a danger of revolution as several opposition parties have united to make demands including the nationalization of the oil industry, stripping foreign companies of their special privileges in Iraq and changing the government to a democracy.

  • December 18, 1958

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Baghdad on the preparations for the Iraqi revolution in 1958

    This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Baghdad details the time leading up to the Iraqi Revolution of July 14, 1958, highlighting particularly the role of the Iraqi communist party and Brigadier General Qasim.

  • 1970

    External Structure of the Iraqi Communist Party

    Describes the external structure of the party and its focus including campaigns against the torture of communists, creating a political atmosphere friendly to communism, etc. List of international student organizations involved in the external structure.

  • December, 1970

    Internal Organisation of the Iraqi Communist Party

    Report on the internal organization of the Iraqi Communist Party.

  • May 01, 1971

    Declaration by the Iraqi Communist Party Regarding the March Agreement

    Communist party declaration against the Iraqi government, accusing them of ongoing terrorism against the Kurdistan Democratic Party a year after their agreement to cease hostilities.

  • August 22, 1979

    Order, Minister for State Security, Iraqi Citizens in the GDR

    Minster for State Security Mielke orders the protection of Iraqi citizens in the GDR following reports that the Baath Party "has supposedly decided to persecute and physically liquidate members of the Communist Party of Iraq who live in foreign countries."

  • August 24, 1979

    Report on Conflicts Between Baathists and Communist Iraqis in East Germany

    Since contacting the GDR in the late sixties and beginning to work with them, changes have occurred within Iraq. Communists, who were originally relatively free to their beliefs at the start of the new regime, are facing persecution in the face of the Baathist leadership. Also, this communist-Baathist conflict has began to spread to Iraqis in East Germany.

  • December 09, 1979

    Meeting with a Baath Party Member on Conflicts Between Iraqi Communists and Baathists in East Germany and Bulgaria

    Summary of a meeting with an informant from the Arab Socialist Baath Party (ASBP) about conflicts between Iraqi communists and Baath party members in East Germany and Bulgaria. The Baathists feel Bulgarian authorities are siding unfairly with the Iraq Communist Party and are planning sanctions in response.

  • December 13, 1979

    Violence Between Baathist and Communist Iraqi Students in Bulgaria

    In December 1979, the Bulgarian Intelligence Service reports to Berlin on a tense series of situations regarding Arab students studying in Sofia. After several fights break out between Ba'athist and communist students, resulting in many severe injuries, the nation of Iraq decides to recall a large number of its students studying in Bulgaria.

  • December 15, 1979

    Violence Among Iraqi Students Studying in Hungary and Poland

    In November of 1979, the Collegiate of the International Preparatory Institute in Budapest in the People's Republic of Hungary reports fighting between to Iraqi students. This trend of violence with Ba'athist Iraqi students spread to the GDR and Poland as well, forcing the nations to take drastic measures. In Hungary, the Ministry of Education even instructs all universities and colleges in Budapest to not provide any rooms for events and assemblies to foreign students.

  • March 10, 1980

    Note about the Situation Among the National Groups of Iraqi Students in the Soviet Union

    In the early months of 1980, Iraqi students are studying in cities all over the Soviet Union. However, Ba'athist students attempt to provoke a mass brawl with the communist students, especially in the city of Tashkent. The Iraqi government then tries to place the blame entirely on the communist Iraqi students, and evidence suggests that the Iraqi government may have been guiding the Ba'athist students.

  • October 16, 1981

    Ministry for State Security, 'On Activities of Iraqi Intelligence Organs'

    Report from the KGB that Iraqi intelligence are using foreign embassies to "to register, monitor, and possibly neutralize" Iraqi communists and other oppositional groups abroad.