MISC RE IRAN: SITUATION REPORT

Created: 5/20/1980

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DESPITE FREQUENT PROMISES AC - AMD OTHER IRANIAN LEADERS. HOFEVER. TEHRAN IS PROBABLY SUPPLYING ONLY LIMITED AMOUNTS OF S *ND OTMEP SUPPLIES TO THE INSURGENTS, THE '.' 15 TOO PREOCCUPIED <IT-PTHER PROBLEMS TO FOCUS MUCH ATTENTION ON THE AFGHANS* AND AFGHAN LEADERS HAVE PUBLICLY EXPRESSED DISSAT ISFACt_ TION THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT IO ANI AN SUPPORT.

TEHRAN'S SUPPORT FOR THE INSURGENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ANT IN IRANIAN-USSR OUT TEHRANLY OOES NOT WANT TO LET THE AFGHAN ISSUE ITS EFFORT* TO INCREASE TRADE AND ECONOMIC CONTACTS "ITM THE SOVIETS. EXPECT AN TO CONTINUE TO GIVE VOCAL PUBLIC SUPPORT TO THE AFGHANS r SAFE MAVEN. AND SOME LIMITED AID. BUT tfE DOUBT TEHRAN WILL BECOME A MAJOR SUPPORTER OF THE INSURGENCY FOR SOME TIME.

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