NO. 26


The Middle East Situation

Ayatollah Khomeini's spiritual heir apparent, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri,who has recently been displaying increasingly "liberal tendencies, hasbeen summarily disinherited by the Iranian leader, who appears to have decidedthat the Islamic revolution is becoming prematurely middle-aged and needs arejuvenating dose of radicalism. King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has visited Iraq andEgypt, endorsing Cairo's return to regional respectability after...