MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 8 FEBRUARY 1985.

Created: 2/8/1985

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MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA BRIEF FROM: PAS. CONTENTS

I. LEBANON: SHIA MODERATES TURN TOWARD RADICALISM

2. IN ORIEFS

I. LEBANON: SHU MODERATES TURN TOWARD RADICALISM

//THE POPULARITY Of PRO-IRANIAN HIZBALLAH FUNDAMENTALISTS IS PUSHING SHIA AMAL LEADER NABIH BARRI IO ADOPT INCREASINGLY RADICAL POSITIONS. AT SI BEIRUT RALLY ON KEONESDAY , BARRI PROMISED TO LAUNCH UICIDE ATTACKS AGAIKSI ISRAELI TROOPS OUTHERN LEBANON AND i' SALAB1ES TO GUERRILLAS

WHICH ORGANIZED THE RALL'V. DISPLAYED RADICAL

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//BARRI ALMOST CERTAINLY HOPES TO USEANO FUNDAMENTALIST SYMBOLS TO STRENGTHEN AMAL'S THE SHIAS. THE RISING POPULARITY OF THE RADICAL MOVcMENT ERODING SUPPORT FOR BARRI OVER THE PAST YEAR. MANY SHIASASORRUPT. BUT INCREASINGLY SEE THECOM! IT TED TOOALSEBANON. BARRI NEEDS TC IMPROVEBEFORE THE AMAL POLITBURO ELECTIONS

IN BRIEFS MIDDLE EAST

//SAUDI KING FAHD AGAIN URGED MUSLIM JURISTS LATE LAST MONTH TO USE INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT IN DECISIONS ON MODERN PROBLEMS . . ANTS FLEXIBILITY BY RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT TOWARD MODERNIZATION . . SUCH EFFORTS TO PREEMPT RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES WILL PLEASE TECHNOCRATS.//

-- ORTH YEMEN HAS TENTATIVELY AWAROED ORILLING CONCESSIONS OIL COMPANY . . . AREA OF 0 SQUARE KILOMETERS LOCATED WEST OF RECENT DI5CQVERY BY ANOTHER US FIRM . . WILL FURTHER STRENGTHEN NORTH YEMEN'S TIES TO USaWtm%%

/ JORDANIAN PRESS SAYS PLO EXECUTIVE COMMWTEE OECIOED TUESOAY AGAINSTALESTN PEACEE THOUGH DIALOGUE WILL CONTINUE . . ING HUSSEIN WANTED JOT NT PROPOSAL BEFORE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MUBARAK'S VISIT TO WASHINGTON NEXTgpBRiTl

RANIAN CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER RAFESTERDAY CONFIRMED SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD TO VISIT TEHRAN SOON

. PERSIAN GULF ARAB STATES HOPE ASSAO WILL SUGGEST MEDIATING END TOAF SAN_OWEVER. INDICATE IRAN REMAINS AGAINST THIS.// "

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THIOPIA FACES FOOD SHORTAGES IN CAPITAt DESPITE

jQYERNMfNT EFFORTS TO SHIELD URBAN

.PROSPECT OF REDUCED RATIONS INCREASES POTENTIAL FOR JNREST.//

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