Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Oman signed peace treaties with Israel. Iraq and Syria, however, were heading towards war. The newly formed Organization of Middle Eastern States (OMES) brought pressure to bear on both sides to settle their differences peacefully.
The Soviets, however, had other plans. A pair of coups were covertly engineered. Strongly pro-Soviet governments were installed in Damascus and Baghdad, and the two new governments were urged to patch up their quarrels.
The effect on world opinion was not what had been anticipated, however. Instead of being hailed as peacemakers, the Soviets were denounced by most of the world's governments. Soviet prestige did not improve.
|Timeline of the Twilight War (1st Edition)|
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