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Middle East Situation

Despite further fighting, the Gulf warfront has remained largely static overthe past week, with Iranian troops continuing to dig in in the foothold theyhave established east of Basrah. While the Islamic summit in Kuwait had nochance of helping terminate the Gulf conflict, it provided the venue for anumber of significant reconciliation moves between Arab leaders. It alsoprovided a backdrop for US naval moves in the Gulf which American officials...