Gulf States Newsletter - Issue 158 - 23/Mar/1981

IT HAS BEEN WITH mounting anticipation that Iraq has watched the Iranian domestic political patchwork unfold itself and it has been with growing apprehension that the Iranian factions have themselves observed their internal squabbles. Since before the conflict with Iraq there has been bitter in-fighting among the Islamic Republican supporters and those of the radical and left-wing groups of which the strongest is the People's Mjahedin. Recently violent skirmishes have broken out, particularly in the far north-western sector of Iran above Tehran.

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