VOL. XXXI

NO. 43

1-AUGUST-1988

The Middle East Situation

As the aftershocks from Iran's decision to accept UN Resolution 598 continuedto rumble across the regional political landscape, Iraq launched a series ofsorties into Iranian territory, presumably as touch for political as militaryreasons. This did little to improve the atmosphere in New York, where theForeign Ministers of the two belligerents met with UN Secretary General Perezde Cuellar to discuss putting the cease-fire called for in the...