Issue 335 - 19 Apr 1988
The revelation that Saudi Arabia has acquired Chinese-made ballistic missiles continues to cast shadows over the kingdom's relations with the United States. Since the news of the missiles first leaked out (Gulf States Newsletter No. 334), the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Hume Horan, has been brought back to Washington after only a six-month sojourn in Riyadh, the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister has paid a flying visit to the kingdom and King Fahd has been making frequent public justifications of the deal with China.

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