NO. 33


The Political Scene

Having secured the agreement of 18 of the 22 members of the Arab League toattend the summit in Baghdad on 28 May, the Iraqis are now trying to ensure thatas many heads of state as possible participate, but for the moment the criticalplayers (including Saudi Arabia and Algeria) are either saying nothing orequivocating. A decision by Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad to go to Baghdad ora change of venue for the summit would clearly spare these...