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`I Have Never Been An Intelligence Officer' (Int'l Edition)


International -- Readers Report

`I HAVE NEVER BEEN AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER' (int'l edition)

You reported, without proof, that I am a former intelligence officer ("The bits and bytes along the Nile," International Business, Apr. 8). I have never been an intelligence officer. Since becoming involved in information technology in 1985, I have been chairman of the advisory board of the Cabinet, Information & Decision Support Center.

Hisham El Sherif

CairoReturn to top

DON'T COMPARE SAUDI ARABIA TO IRAN (int'l edition)

There is no comparison between Saudi Arabia's situation today and the Iranian revolution in 1979 ("Don't let Saudi Arabia become another Iran," International Business, July 15). Iran went through its changes because of its fast infusion of Western traditions. Opening up the political system and allowing more press freedom were the reforms that led to the fall of the Shah of Iran. The Saudi people do not want change. Perhaps they want to be left alone.

Hossein Said

San DiegoReturn to top

SALINAS' LEGACY FOR MEXICO (int'l edition)

I purchased BUSINESS WEEK because of "Catching up with Carlos Salinas" (International Business, July 15). I think Salinas acted in good faith with the Mexican people. He was not a hero but one of a kind in the history of contemporary Mexico.

Javier Cervantes

National Autonomous University

of Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico CityReturn to top


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