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The Political Scene

The disturbances in Soviet Azerbaijan have confronted the Iranians with thechoice of expressing Islamic solidarity with their fellow Muslims across theborder - which would mean an abrupt reversal of Tehran's recent detente with theSoviet Union - or of abandoning revolutionary ideology in favor of morepractical considerations. Israeli Labour leader Shimon Peres believes thatagreement is near on negotiations with the Palestinians on elections...