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Saudis to Hunt Mines in Gulf

June 23, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia, broadening its cooperation with the United States, has agreed to search the Persian Gulf off Kuwait for Iranian mines and has designated hospitals for American forces in case of emergencies, a senior U.S. official said today.

The Saudis will use U.S.-made helicopters dragging special sleds through the troubled waters where a team of American specialists is checking reports that Iran planted mines to attack tankers carrying Western oil supplies, the official said.

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