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The Middle East Situation

Another week of routine-level hostilities in the Gulf has left the focuslargely on the diplomatic and political arenas at the UN and the 'Amman Arabsummit. The replies of the two belligerents to the latest UN proposals have highlighted the gaps between them, with the Iranian position stiffening andthe Iraqis remaining inflexible. But further negotiations are expected in the UNframework after the Arab summit, a gathering which seemed more...