THE GULF WAR: The Diplomatic Front : In the Mideast
In Damascus, SYRIAN President Hafez Assad and LEBANESE President Elias Hrawi held talks on the future of the Middle East after Saddam Hussein’s defeat in Kuwait. Prime Minister Mudar Badran told JORDAN’S Parliament that Iraq’s retreat from Kuwait was not a defeat but only part of Iraq’s plan to defend its country. “The south of Iraq will become a large graveyard for every invader against this pure land,” he said. Jordan is officially neutral in the war, but many Parliament members support Iraq. In LEBANON, thousands of Palestinians marched through the Ein el Hilwa refugee camp in the port city of Sidon chanting anti-American slogans.