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Book IV Diplomatic Missions, 17 Protection of Embassies and Diplomats from Terrorist and Other Attacks

Ivor Roberts

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (6th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 September 2023

Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic protection
17.1 Early in the morning of 14 July 1958, troops of the Iraqi army attacked the Royal Palace in Baghdad, overpowered the Palace Guard, and killed the young King Feisul, the Prince Regent Abdul Illah, and the entire Royal Family. Meantime other troops spread through the city, a party of eight soldiers taking over from a police guard of 24 the protection of the British embassy compound. 17.2 Since there were in the city large numbers of people who disliked the monarchy, partly for local reasons and partly encouraged by broadcasts from Cairo Radio, crowds soon came...
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