MIDDLE EAST SITUATION REPORT #17

Created: 1/18/1984

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Tne Syrians are less likely perpetrators than several Iranlan-Dacked radical snla groups.

Officials, who vehemently oppose the Lebanese security plan, may have ordered the attack against Prosioent Kerr in tne nopu ot turthor dostabliziny tho political situation in Bui rut and blocking Implementation o; tne piai . HHmaW

Kerr was tho replacement (or seeing PresiffeVt David Dodge, wno was Kidnapped in2 and heldine in Iran before Owing released, reportedly at tne request at Riiaat aj-Aswad, Brother or tne Syrian president.

act ivlt Jordan, syr nn-Joruani

Syria is encouraging tncreaseoy groups under its direction against targets

During oetooer anc November, the supported Black June organization attacked an targets In Amman anu elsewhere.

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FLU CAWC visit to IMAouio lurw ar) tne catalyst tor n* Tynans want tovnowoO dialogue ocwecn Aratat ano Kinj Hussein, (or teer tnat they may reach an agreement, on vntertn9 msjot lation* without takinn Syrian interests into con&icoration.

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moiy Speaker Hasnemi-Kafsanjani ridicules tho_ USSR yesterday tor aavocatim; Soviet-Iranianne US wnile^^aAj^ttacki Iranian cities with Soviet-made'

Iran's enuea. Tilt) all pioadea satiiroay.

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Iran ana Iraq exchanged airstrikes ihe contra

(raoj airs tribes Iran is .jreoarine an tne tront.

Tne ie [front tn months >oucy ot the new Iranian [ran nas only ar>out 70

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prooably reelect Iraqi concorn that offensive on uy central sector of

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airstrikus are env retlect tne more r'orce comma nde roperational rigntarn operations over irae.

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