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The Middle East Situation

One Prime Minister (in Iran) has tried to resign, and one (in Lebanon) hastried to withdraw his resignation, neither with any success. Both gesturesreflect fluid domestic political situations as Tehran transitions to apeace-time economy and Lebanese politicians confront the 23 September deadlinefor electing a new president. Meanwhile the Israeli and Egyptian foreignministers have been invited to meet with President Regain later this...