No. 13

27 March 2000

The Political Scene

For the first time since 1979 the Americans are now openly seeking a rapprochement with Iran and have announced a package of measures that includes a partial lifting of sanctions and an extraordinary admission that Washington bears some of the responsibility for the rupture of relations with Tehran. The Americans have also made it clear that it is up to the Iranians to determine the pace of any reconciliation. The Palestinians and Israelis have...