NO. 8


The Middle East Situation

With little by way of qualitative developments in the region over the pastweek, considerable attention is focused on the December superpower summit andits potential implications for the area. In the Gulf, hostilities have continuedat skirmish level while Iran apparently pursues preparations for anotheroffensive. Its political position remains unchanged, yet the Soviets are stillunwilling to support an embargo resolution at the UN - an...