NO. 51


Oil & Gulf Crisis

Rafsanjani Reaffirms Support for UN Sanctions;Bush Verifies IranianSupport

Iran's President, Mr. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, reiterated on 16September his country's support for the UN sanctions against Iraq and expressedhis belief that adherence to them would save the region from a militaryshowdown. According to Tehran radio, Mr. Rafsanjani stressed to an emissary ofTurkish President Turgut Ozal the need "for cooperation between the...