WASHINGTON, D.C.: The possibility that fighting might break out again in the Middle East, bringing in its wake a new oil embargo, is a topic of considerable concern here in Washington and in all Western European capitals. Even more than the others, Bonn has special reasons for anxiety about the current situation. Recent reports indicate that the potential consequences of a new Arab-Israeli war is becoming one of the biggest foreign policy headaches -confronting Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's government. Large quantities of American arms and military equipment are stockpiled in West Germany. In the event of a new Mideast war, any U.S. attempt to resupply Israel would certainly involve drawing upon these stocks and transporting them from air bases and ports within West Germany.
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