Saudi Arabia - Issue 16 - 28/Jan/1980

The complex tale of Italy's direct oil dealings with Saudi Arabia have taken another turn with a suggestion that a new agreement may be negotiable. If the Saudis are prepared to change their minds, it is evidence of disagreement at the top in Saudi Arabia and perhaps of a linked arms deal. But whatever happens, the Saudis do not want to get involved again in the muddy waters of Italian politics.

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