NO. 22


The Middle East Situation

Despite its earlier announcement that the Kerbala-5 offensive east ofBasrah had been completed, Iran has renewed the attack in that sector withvigor, as well as launching an apparently diversionary thrust on the mountainousnorthern front. In the region, there has been continued exploration of theidea of an international conference on Middle East peace, and Arab moderateleaders appear to be regarding Washington, still heavily embroiled in the...