The Gulf: Anniversary of a Stalemate

Anniversary of a Stalemate

In the shops of Baghdad, Iraq's capital, American cigarettes and Turkish beer are once again on sale. To Iraqi citizens, who watched the fifth anniversary of the war with Iran pass this week, the availability of products from abroad provided an unaccustomed sense of well-being. Another good omen is the imminent opening of a linkup with a Saudi pipeline to the Red Sea, which will permit Iraq to step up its vital oil exports by as much as 50%. The Iraqi government is even upbeat about the military situation. Says Information Minister Latif Nasif Jasim: "Our morale is excellent. Our supply...

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