No. 15

13 April 1998

The Political Scene

The arrest of Tehran mayor Gholamhossein Karbaschi has triggered a confrontationbetween liberal supporters of President Mohammad Khatami and conservative hard-liners thathas forced Iran's supreme authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to intervene. Iraq has scoredpoints by cooperating in the inspection of "presidential" sites by UNSCOM, butpromptly lost them again when a UN report expressed doubts that it was being entirelyhonest about biological...