No. 02

12 January 1998

The Political Scene

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's interview with CNN didnot produce any breakthrough in relations between Washington and Tehran, but clearlydemonstrated his goodwill towards the US and his belief that better relations are to bedesired in the longer run. Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy has finally resigned fromthe government, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a majority of just two inthe Knesset and facing conflicting demands...