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The Middle East Situation

The situation in the Gulf continues to cause concern throughout the region.President Saddam Husain's direct call to Iranian leaders not to launch theirproposed major offensive has been rejected out of hand by Tehran, though thereare some signs that the Iranians may not be planning a final offensive. SaudiArabia has responded to recent Iranian threats, and Egypt has expressed itsdetermination to stand by the Gulf states against any Iranian...