Issue 311 - 05 May 1987
The growing confidence and influence of the Soviet Union in the Gulf region was made manifest earlier this month in the tour of Gulf countries by the Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister, Vladimir Petrovsky. He visited the UAE - the highest-ranking Soviet official to have visited the Federation - Kuwait, Oman and Iraq. He said he was carrying proposals to Gulf leaders on ways to end the Gulf war and on means to guarantee security and navigation in the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean".

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