MIDDLE EAST / AFRICA BRIEF (DELETED)

Created: 5/20/1985

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MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA BRIEF FROM: PAS. CONTENTS

1. SAUDI ARABIA-IRAN: FOREIGN MINISTER IN TEHRAN

LIBYA; POSSIBLE COUP PLOTTING IN SUDAN

IN BRIEF

1. SAUDI ARABIA-IRAN: FOREIGN MINISTER IN TEHRAN

//THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF PRINCE SAUD'S VISIT IS AN EXPLORATION OF VIEWS ON THE IRAN -IRAQ WAR, BUT NO MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHETTLEMENT ISD$

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i two bomb blasts in riyadh late Saturday killed one person and injured threealler in beirut. claiming to- represent the iranian-sacked 1slamtc jihad, said the group was responsible for the attacks and would strike again at sauoi targets regardless of the foreign minister's visit, the iranian news agency. however. promptly blamed the bombings on

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is unclear who is responsible; for the bombings in riyadh or whether they are linked to sauo's visit. oespite the concern in bagdao. the iraqis would hot be likely to taketep against -their primary arab benefactor. it is 'possible. but not likely, that xenophobic elements in the tehran leadership could have engineered the incioents_to indicate theiraud's visit.//

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1 MADE. WO "HOUR STOP IN KHARTOUM SATURDAY, WHEREWITH SUDANESE LEADER GENERAL SUWAR AL-DAHAB ANDOFFICIALS BEFORE OEPARTING FORjgj

ADHAI I'S POLICY PROBABLY WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CLOSENESTOF KHARTOUM'S RELATIONS WITH EGYPT AND THE US AND BY SUDAN'S RECEPTIVITY TO LIBYA'S UNION PROPOSALS. OADHAFI IS EXPECTED TOEW "PRACTICAL" ARAB UNITY SCHEME NEXI MONTH. UOANCSE REJECTION OF THIS COULD PROVIDE OADHAFI THE PRETEXT TO .

//FOR NOW. HOWEVER. OADHAFI CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH THE PRESENT SUDANESE LEADERSHIP. HIS* VISIT TO KHARTOUM. PROBABLY WAS AIMEDEMONSTRATING HIS READINESS TO PROVIOE ASSISTANCE. HE MAY ALSO HAVESEEKING TO CONVINCE SUDAN TO JOIN THE LIBYAN-MOROCCAN UNION.//

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RAN PREDICTABLY REJECTED IRAQ'S CALL FRIDAY FOR aBEGINNING WITH OPENING OF RAMADAN FASTING THIS WEEK . . . SAYS GESTURE MERELY "EXHIBITIONIST DRAMA" INTENDED _IQ_COVER UP FUNDAMENTAL WEAKNESSES ON IRAQI HOME FRONT.//

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-NEW LAW

ALLOWING GOVERNMENT TO SEIZE ASSETS OF DRUGOVE WOULD BE USED AGAINST TOP-LEVELOURTS STILJ. NOT IMPOSING STIFF SENTENCES PERMITTED UNDERRUG LAWS.//

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