National Intelligence Daily (Cable)
SAUDI ARABIA-IRAQ:Oil Saks
.Saudi exports ol crude on to Iraq's
customers lumped toarrels per day during iheperiod ending onune-uponth. Almost all thte ot,ta*en by Japan and the USSR. Tha Soviets are shipping,to India to sanity thplr contracts wiih Nor Dnlhl
had agreed to provide the
2 billion worth of oil this year to pay tor military hardwa-e. and it wJI owe tha Japanese anlicn tor moons and
Comrttanr: The current Saudi deiverrts. combiied with Baghdad's own output, ore almost equal to Iraq's OPEC production quotaHlon barrets per day. Unless Saudi Arabia further Increases the amount ol oil It makes available tor Iraq tn the second hall ot the year, Baghdad will not be able to meet Its payments to Moscow and Tokyo, rhe Saudis, howevor. may not be willing to do so.
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