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The Middle East Situation

Iraq's decision to call off the `War of the Cities" for at least twoweeks indicates that the latest round in the Gulf war has run its course, withno significant action reported by either side from the battle zone east ofBasrah for the past two weeks. Iraq has also intensified its internationaldiplomatic efforts in support of moves to end the conflict peacefully, thoughthere is no sign of a softening in Iran's position. Washington appears...