NO. 17


The Middle East Situation

By emphasizing the potentially positive results of freeing the US hostages inLebanon rather than his determination not to make any deals, newly-inauguratedPresident George Bush has made it clear that he does not rule out the possibility of re-establishing relations with Iran, although on the Iranian sidethere seems little prospect that he will be taken up on his offer as long asAyatollah Khomeini is alive. The Israelis have made a...