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February 22, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dismissing PLO chief Yasser Arafat as a "clown," King Hussein of Jordan as a "goner" and President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen as "an illiterate man," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States vows that Arab supporters of Iraq will be made to pay dearly for choosing the wrong side.
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April 17, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Renewing a limited pledge of reform for Saudi Arabia's rigid political system, King Fahd has announced "notable progress" in establishing a long-awaited consultative assembly. In a nationwide address, the king said he was reviewing final recommendations for the assembly, a body that, advocates hope, would for the first time give an institutional voice in government to Saudis from academic and business circles.
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April 17, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Renewing a limited pledge of reform for Saudi Arabia's rigid political system, King Fahd has announced "notable progress" in establishing a long-awaited consultative assembly. In a nationwide address, the king said he was reviewing final recommendations for the assembly, a body that, advocates hope, would for the first time give an institutional voice in government to Saudis from academic and business circles.
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April 1, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has declared an informal media truce for the holy month of Ramadan, making it a little tougher--but not much--to determine who's on the royal blacklist in Riyadh. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is No. 1, of course. He went down blazing under Operation Desert Storm, ridiculing Fahd, his ruling neighbor, as an Arab Hessian, a political dwarf unfit to be steward of Islam's holiest places.
NEWS
March 24, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The no-questions-asked days of Saudi Arabia's checkbook diplomacy are fast coming to an end. Dismayed that some of the world's top recipients of Saudi aid sided with Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, kingdom officials have reversed one of this nation's longstanding policies: From now on, Saudi Arabia will be more selective about the millions of dollars it regularly dishes out to other countries and causes.
NEWS
April 1, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has declared an informal media truce for the holy month of Ramadan, making it a little tougher--but not much--to determine who's on the royal blacklist in Riyadh. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is No. 1, of course. He went down blazing under Operation Desert Storm, ridiculing Fahd, his ruling neighbor, as an Arab Hessian, a political dwarf unfit to be steward of Islam's holiest places.
NEWS
March 24, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The no-questions-asked days of Saudi Arabia's checkbook diplomacy are fast coming to an end. Dismayed that some of the world's top recipients of Saudi aid sided with Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, kingdom officials have reversed one of this nation's longstanding policies: From now on, Saudi Arabia will be more selective about the millions of dollars it regularly dishes out to other countries and causes.
NEWS
February 22, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dismissing PLO chief Yasser Arafat as a "clown," King Hussein of Jordan as a "goner" and President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen as "an illiterate man," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States vows that Arab supporters of Iraq will be made to pay dearly for choosing the wrong side.
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