USSR Confirms Charter of Three Soviet Oil Tankers to Kuwait
A Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mr. Gennady Gerasimov, has confirmed reports that Kuwait has chartered three Soviet oil tankers and that Soviet naval vessels will provide escorts for the tankers if necessary. Speaking to reporters at a regular briefing in Moscow on 14 April, Mr. Gerasimov said that the USSR-Kuwait tanker charter agreement was for an initial three-year period, and could be extended after that. "If...
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