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On Feb. 24, 1955 – 60 years ago today – Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Britain signed a defensive military agreement soon known as the Baghdad Pact, after the initial location of its secretariat.The Baghdad Pact highlighted particularly good relations between Turkey, a secular republic, and Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who in 1941 had succeeded his father Reza Shah Pahlavi as the second monarch of the Pahlavi dynasty established in 1925 . Under the Sunni Ottoman Empire, religious rivalries with Iran, mainly Shiite after the 16th century, had often proved stronger than common geopolitical interests, and in later decades Sunni-Shiite rivalries were again to sharpen. Bakhash, who is currently researching the later 1930s in Iran, stresses the affinity between Reza Shah and Kamal Ataturk, who established the Republic of Turkey in 1923 and led it until his death in 1938 .The Saadabad pact was a forerunner of the 1955 Baghdad Pact, but it did not include any Western power.
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