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Monopolies Commission- Irrelevance Abounding

A Correspondent writes: WHETHER in personal life or in international politics, the value of special re- lationships vary inversely with their number. The signing of the treaty of peace and friendship between the Soviet Union and Iraq could not, therefore, have been particularly welcome to Egypt. Not that it could do anything to prevent such a development. And it may even try to use the Soviet-Iraqi treaty to its advantage. Cairo's bargaining position vis-a-vis Moscow can improve a great deal if it can have the co-operation of Baghdad in framing Arab demands on the Soviet Union and other socialist countries.

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