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Gulf States Newsletter - Issue 160 - 20/Apr/1981

The Reagan administration has announced its intention of allowing the sale of five Boeing airliners to Iraq to go ahead after receiving assurances from Baghdad that the aircraft will not be used for military purposes. The original sale was proposed two years ago, but export approval was held up by the Carter administration because Iraq featured on a US list of "terrorist" countries alongside Libya, Syria and South Yemen.

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