No. 29

15 April 1996

The Political Scene

The Arabs (Syria in particular) and Iranians are deeply suspicious of a military cooperation agreement of some kind which was signed by Israel and Turkey in February. French President Jacques Chirac has visited Lebanon and Egypt. Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres claims that Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad has agreed in principle to meet him at a summit, but the Syrians have made clear that no such meeting is imminent. Saudi Arabia...