SAUDI ARABIA

Prince Sultan Confirms UK Aircraft Deal Will Be Part Paid in Crude

The Saudi Defense Minister, Prince Sultan ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz, has confirmed that part of the cost of the recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and the UK for the supply of 132 trainer and fighter aircraft (MEES, 30 September) will be met by deliveries of Saudi crude to the UK. At the same time Prince Sultan also made it clear that these deliveries will be regarded by the Saudis as falling within the...