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The Middle East Situation

Something of a lull has settled over the Gulf crisis, with the US and Iran ina stand-off posture pending further developments, while Iraq and Iran pursuehostilities for the time being at routine levels. Politically, the focus is inthree main directions: on the UN's efforts to implement its Gulf peaceresolution; on the continuing contacts between the two superpowers; and on therepercussions of the Gulf crisis within the Arab political arena...