No. 45

10 November 1997

The Political Scene

At the end of the week a three-man UN mission to Baghdad had failed to obtain aclear commitment from the Iraqis to rescind their decision to bar American participationin UNSCOM, and attention will now shift back to New York, where Iraq's actions havesucceeded in restoring the consensus between the five permanent members of the SecurityCouncil. US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is to meet (separately) with IsraeliPrime Minister Benjamin...