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Gulf States Newsletter - Issue 151 - 01/Dec/1980

PEACE MISSIONS by Cuban Foreign Minister Isidoro Malmierca and former Swedish Premier Olof Palme (acting for the United States) are doomed to failure: the Iraqi-Iranian conflict looks set to rumble on through the winter. Civilian workers following the Iraqi army into Iran have been building new roads in preparation for a harsh winter campaign Both sides appear to be trying to improve their military positions at strategic mountain points in the northern and central sectors overlooking the routes connecting Khuzestan with Iraq.

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