NO. 23


The Middle East Situation

Having failed to receive whatever satisfaction it was demanding - which wasnever entirely clear - Iran duly severed relations with the UK on 7 March, andthe confrontation over The Satanic Verses has revealed such basic differences and misunderstandings between the two countries that it is difficult tosee how they can be resolved. After some fairly hard words about clashes betweenPalestinian guerrillas and Israeli troops (or their Lebanese...