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The Middle East Situation

The Gulf battlefront has remained largely quiet, though officials on bothsides have voiced expectations of a renewed Iranian attack in the Basrah area.Iranian leaders have renewed their pledge to pursue the war to the bitter end.Same of secondary inter-Arab reconciliations achieved at the recent Islamicconference have} proven slow or difficult to consolidate in the aftermath. Muchattention has been focused on Lebanon, where tensions have...