No. 30

27 July 1998

The Political Scene

Direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are to continue next week,but it was a near thing. Iranian President Mohammad Khatami won a victory when the Majlisconfirmed his candidate for the Interior Ministry but suffered an immediate setback whenformer Tehran mayor Gholamhossein Karbaschi was found guilty on corruption charges. Iran'ssuccessful testing of a medium-range missile will almost certainly complicate Washington'sattempts to...