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The Political Scene

US officials have made it very clear that Washington is now counting oneconomic pressure to topple Iraqi President Saddam Husain and that his departureis a precondition for the lifting of economic sanctions against Iraq - or evenfor UN approval of ad hoc oil exports to finance vital imports of civiliangoods. Egypt's announcement that it is withdrawing its troops from the Gulfcould herald the collapse of the Damascus agreement on post-war security...