No. 02


The Political Scene

Iraq has reaffirmed that it will not allow UNSCOM arms inspectors toreturn under any circumstances and has raised the ante by challenging the no-fly zones inthe north and south of the country both verbally and physically. It has also been tradinginvective with Egypt and appears to have burnt its bridges with the Gulf CooperationCouncil with a speech from President Saddam Husain reminiscent of the most intemperaterhetoric which followed the...