NO. 8

23 NOVEMBER 1992

The Political Scene

Iran's relations with the Arabs (such as they are) are taking a battering.The Iranians reacted angrily to a statement by the GCC defense ministers - sansQatar, which boycotted the meeting - backing the UAE in the dispute over AbuMusa and the Tunbs, while Egyptian President Husni Mubarak warned that Egyptwould defend the Gulf states against "aggression and blackmail." Mr.Mubarak also accused the Iranians of interfering in his country's internal...