Issue 111 - 12 Dec 1983
THE GRAVE TURN OF EVENTS IN LEBANON will cause nothing but glum consternation to the government of Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has worked long and hard to mediate in the issues facing the Arab world in Lebanon, and not without some success. The American air attacks on Syrian positions, following so shortly after the revival of the US-Israel strategic accord, makes those efforts now almost wasted and must force Riyadh to reconsider more than one of its political and diplomatic positions.

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