Issue 149 - 25 Jun 1985
The Ministerial Council of the GCC, meeting this weekend at the Council's headquarters in Riyadh, had earlier decided that it would discuss, among other things, ways and means of dealing with terrorist attacks in the GCC region. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have both been the scene of' recent terrorist operations - Saudi Arabia last month when two small explosions occurred in Riyadh, and the more serious list of terrorist activity in Kuwait, culminating in the car-bombing attempt on the life of the Amir, Shaikh Jabr al Ahmad, on 25 May. The pro- Iranian Shia 'Islamic Jihad' terrorist group claimed responsibility for both incidents, although it subsequently retracted its claim to have carried out the explosions in Riyadh.

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