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The Middle East Situation

Iran has presented Britain with an ultimatum over the Rushdie affair,threatening a total break in relations unless the British meet some ambivalentand perhaps elastic conditions. The Europeans (including the UK) and variousmoderates in Tehran are clearly trying to prevent the crisis from escalatingfurther, but this may prove difficult as long as the question of AyatollahKhomeini's death sentence on Mr. Rushdie - which the parties seeking to...