Issue 332 - 07 Mar 1988
The restoration of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union was brought a little closer by the recent visit to Riyadh by a senior Soviet official, Viktor Polyakov. The visit came three weeks after Prince Saud al Faisal, the Foreign Minister, had been in Moscow as an envoy of the GCC, of which Saudi Arabia is currently chairman. Prince Saud had delivered a message from King Fahd urging the convening of the UN Security Council to consider action on Iran's rejection of the UN resolution on a ceasefire in the Gulf war.

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