No 51

17 December 2001

Arab Columnists On 11September Aftermath

(MEES Translations)

The following is an extract from a column by Raghda Dargham (Lebanese al-Hayats correspondentin New York) entitled Russia And Britain Are Candidates To Work TowardsImproving US-Iraq Relations that was published in al-Hayat on 30 November:

The military option in Iraq doesnot present itself to the US right now, either because it is too late or toosoon. The Iraqi issue is in a transition phase, influenced...