Created: 10/10/1980

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s artewptinq to offset Iran's Soviet arms supply relationship with Iraq.

Over ihe past several cays Soviet Ambassador to Iran Vinogradov has met with Prime Minister Rajai and Assembly


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kove relations -ith Te-.ran :esSlon that Iran has ao 'ariing to lessen its hostility toward the US ccr to Obtain t'S military supplies. They have row concluded that the war, rather than leasing to the collapse oi the Khomeini regime, has strengt-ienss it. Sace Soviet diplomats reportedly have bdsnat the ethnic croups in Iran have not exploited the conflict with Iraq to increase pressure for autonomy.

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