MIDDLE EAST / AFRICA BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 28 MAY 1985.

Created: 5/28/1985

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MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA BRIEF FROM: PAS. CONTENTS

AFRICA; RAID'S EFFECTS ON TALKS'

KUWAIT-IRAN: REACTION TO ATTACK ON AMIR

SHIA-PALESTINIANANGOLA-SOUTH AFRICA: IMPACT OF RAID

//THE US-SPONSORED TALKS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND ANGOLAEGIONAL SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA PROBABLY WILL SUFFER A -SETBACKESULT OF THE RECENT.SOUTH AFRICAN RAID NEAR THE GULF OIL FACILITY IN CABINDA.//

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PROBABLY WILL "USE THEO "JUSTIFY THE CONTINUEO PRESENCE OF CUBAN TROOPS INHJIBM. jpjj

UWAIT-IRAN: REACTION TO ATTACK ON AMIR

SUPPORT JIHAO TO ISLAMIC WARNING

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'SPUNKT TO 1MPLE PRISONER EMERGING

ARAB STA TO KUWAl RELEASEO "WES

DEFIANC MENT THE S.

IN THE PERSIAN GULF HAVE GIVEN THEIR STRONG T'S REFUSAL TO ACCEOE TO THE DEMANDS OF ISLAMIC

THOSE CONVICTED FOR THE3 BOMBING. RESS STATEMENT FROM BEIRUT. HASEW TERN IMPERIALISTS" AND ARAB GULF RULERS.//

FSCRIBES THE MOOD IN KUWAIT AS ONE OF E" ANO SAYS KUWAITIS ARE CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT DEATH SENTENCES AGAINST SEVERAL OF THE OAWA CRITICISM OF THE SECURITY SERVICE IS ALSO

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//IRAN HAS DENIED ITOLE IH THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AND IS SEEKING TO REASSURE THE GULF STATES OF ITS PEACEFULoK

COMMENT:HE APPARENT EASE WITH WHICH THE TERRORISTS WERE ABLE TO NEARLY ASSASSINATE KUWAIT'S RULER HAS ALARMED THE OTHER GULF RULERS, WHO BELIEVE THAT THEY, TOO. ARE TARGETS AND_WKO WORRY THAT SUCH ATTACKS ARE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID.//

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//KUWAIT'S LEADERS WOULD PROBABLY LIKE TOill WITH TEHRAN--WHICH THEY VIEW AS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ATTACK AND THE4 HIJACKINGUWAITI AIRLINER IN WHICH TWO AMERICANS WERE KILLED--IN WHICH THE PRISONERS WOULO BE GRADUALLY RELEASED. THE LEADERS WILL NOT ACT AGAINST THE STRONG PUBLIC CONSENSUS. HOWEVER. WHICH IS CALLINGARD LINE AGAINST TERRORISM. THE ATTACK WILL ALSO INCREASE SECTARIAN TENSIONS ASUNNIS SEFK TO FIND SCAPEGOATS IN THE LOCAL SHIA AND IRANIAN COMMUNITIES.//

AMAL MILITIAMEN, IADE. "AND VARIOUS

EBANON:ALE ST IN IAN STRUGGLE

//FIGHTING CONTINUES NEAR BEIRUT SUPPORTED BT THE LARGELY SHIA LEBANESE ALESTINIAN FACTI

//SYRIA'S EFFORTS TO END THE FIGHTING SEEM TO BE INTENSIFYING. WHILE AMAL'S SEEM TO BE SLACKENING, AMAL MIGHTEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT TO PRESERVE ITS GAINS AND PREVENT THE PALESTINIANS FROM REASSERTING THEMSELVES. SYRIA MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TOROUP TO SECURE THE CAMPS THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO AMAL AND THE

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