MIDDLE EAST: Rushing Toward Cairo

Anger, worry and a maelstrom of moves and countermoves

He was certainly a man possessed, but exactly what was he possessed by? In seeking to break the Middle East peace impasse, Egypt's President Anwar Sadat had stirred up a maelstrom of diplomatic moves and countermoves, and last week he remained at the center of the turbulence. In Tripoli, the anti-Sadat Arab states voted to "freeze" their diplomatic and political relations with Egypt. Sadat reacted icily by making a full diplomatic break with Syria, Iraq, Libya, Algeria and South Yemen. His decision produced...

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