TERRORISM REVIEW (U) -- SOUTH/EAST ASIA: THAILAND: SAUDI OFFICIALS ASSASSIN

Created: 2/22/1990

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robablybehind two wcll-csecuicd attacks thai killed ihrec Saudim Bangkokebruary. According lo (he US Embassy, one Saudi Em baity second secretary was tunned down at hit borne, and another second secretary and an embassy communicator were shotar outside their residence. The Embassy says Thai police are focusing their investigations on possible criminal moti-ei to the hillings, despite preatiack warningi from the Saudi Embassy that Iranian turroga(cs might be targeting SaudiT

Saudi officials arc convinced that pro-lraaian terrorists were behind the attacks, according to prcaa reports, and probably will resect any attempts to attribute the killings to criminal activity. The Saudis are angry over Bangkok's inability to protect Saudi diplomat* and iu perceived tardiness in solving these murders as well as tbe assassination Last year of another Saudi diplomat According to the US Embassy, Riyadh has slopped issuing visas to Thais seeking work in Saudi Arabia and lb real ens io break diplomatic relations unlet* Bangkok finds and proaecuies the assassins. Meanwhile. Thai officials have increased security for Saudi diplomats, (tjm I

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