Saudi Arabia - Issue 174 - 23/Jun/1986

The planned meeting between the Syrian and Iraqi Foreign Ministers, that was due to take place on 13 June in Jordan, was cancelled at the last moment, apparently following Iranian pressure on Damascus. First statements said only that the meeting had been postponed. Reports from Tehran said that Iran had coupled a resumption of its cut-price oil supplies to Damascus with a threat to cause trouble for Syria in the eastern Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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