NO. 18


The Political Scene

Iraq has flown some of its best military aircraft to Iranian airfields,leading to speculation that there is some kind of secret deal between the twocountries, but the Iranians insist - vociferously - that the aircraft and theirpilots will be grounded until the war is over. A joint Soviet-American statementappeared to hold out the possibility of a cease-fire if the Iraqis would committhemselves to withdrawing from Kuwait, although US officials...