Created: 3/5/1981

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Iranian clerical leaders continue toough stance in public, hut they have offered hints of The fundamentalists nay believe it is necessary to end the war in order to undercut tbe growing political power of President Bani-Sadr, resulting from hia alliance with the military and his role as commander in chief,

Iraqi President Saddam

&Diy welcomed the oepoi'tuniey taIranian accaolitical revolution to the conflict. He la not likely to turn off the Islamio Initiative so long aa it ahowa signs of progreso. Sadden will continue to threaten Military action to encourage Iranian flexibility. | I

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The Iranians axe having only marginal success in efforts to buy spare parts and ammunition abroad. t

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The Iranians may soon receive delivery of some non-erltieal items covered in contracts negotiated under the Shah. Four Iranian-owned Sea Kingin Italy where they wereew transport helicopters for which title had already been given to the Iranians are likely to be released soon.

The military, with help from civilian technicians including foreigners, haa been able to repair soma air-oraft and tanks with parts from current Inventories.eliable source of critical spare parts, engines, and ammunition, however, Iran cannot sustain any counter of fensive and would be forced to give up addi-tlonal territory if the Iraqisajor offensive.


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