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September 18, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union agreed Monday, after more than 50 years of mutual suspicion and often open hostility, to resume normal diplomatic relations in a far-reaching shift of Middle East alliances. Meeting in the Kremlin with President Mikhail S.
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September 19, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, which refused to recognize the Soviet Union until a year ago because of the Saudi Royal Family's fierce anti-communism, is now considering giving aid to the newly democratic government in Moscow, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, flew to Moscow on a previously unannounced visit Wednesday to discuss possible financial aid and other issues, the officials said.
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September 7, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Saudi Arabia, in a dramatic demonstration of how the Persian Gulf crisis has transformed the Middle East, is on the verge of re-establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union after a break of more than 50 years, informed sources told The Times on Thursday. Senior U.S. government officials said the Saudis may even consider providing financial help for the Soviets' crippled economy.
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May 11, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a turnabout that could improve prospects for an eventual settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Saudi Arabia and five other moderate Arab nations have agreed to take part in a Middle East peace conference, a Saudi diplomatic source said Friday. The agreement by the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to be announced today in Luxembourg and is timed to coincide with a new Middle East diplomatic tour begun Friday night by Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
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September 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Prince Saud al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, arrived in Moscow on Sunday, and Soviet officials said he will sign a treaty re-establishing diplomatic relations between the countries, Tass reported. Saud was greeted at the airport by Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, the official news agency said. The Soviet Union has been cultivating closer ties to moderate Arab governments, as well as to Israel. It severely criticized the Aug.
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September 9, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is considering escalating the trade embargo against Iraq into an aerial blockade and will seek Soviet endorsement of the plan along with other military assistance in the Persian Gulf at today's summit in Helsinki, Finland, diplomatic sources said Saturday.
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February 22, 1988
A senior Soviet envoy arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for what was believed to be the first visit to the kingdom by a Kremlin official in 50 years. Vladimir V. Polyakov, who heads the Foreign Ministry's Middle East section, arrived three weeks after Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal visited Moscow representing the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.
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September 19, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, which refused to recognize the Soviet Union until a year ago because of the Saudi Royal Family's fierce anti-communism, is now considering giving aid to the newly democratic government in Moscow, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, flew to Moscow on a previously unannounced visit Wednesday to discuss possible financial aid and other issues, the officials said.
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September 19, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, long opposed to the Soviet Union's presence in the Middle East, now would welcome units of the Red Army if Moscow decides to join the multinational force confronting Iraq, the Saudi foreign minister said here Tuesday. The minister, Prince Saud al Faisal, said Soviet troops would be as welcome as Arab, American, West European and others have been in forging an international alliance to defend his country and to force Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.
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May 11, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a turnabout that could improve prospects for an eventual settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Saudi Arabia and five other moderate Arab nations have agreed to take part in a Middle East peace conference, a Saudi diplomatic source said Friday. The agreement by the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to be announced today in Luxembourg and is timed to coincide with a new Middle East diplomatic tour begun Friday night by Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
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September 19, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, long opposed to the Soviet Union's presence in the Middle East, now would welcome units of the Red Army if Moscow decides to join the multinational force confronting Iraq, the Saudi foreign minister said here Tuesday. The minister, Prince Saud al Faisal, said Soviet troops would be as welcome as Arab, American, West European and others have been in forging an international alliance to defend his country and to force Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.
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September 18, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union agreed Monday, after more than 50 years of mutual suspicion and often open hostility, to resume normal diplomatic relations in a far-reaching shift of Middle East alliances. Meeting in the Kremlin with President Mikhail S.
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September 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Prince Saud al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, arrived in Moscow on Sunday, and Soviet officials said he will sign a treaty re-establishing diplomatic relations between the countries, Tass reported. Saud was greeted at the airport by Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, the official news agency said. The Soviet Union has been cultivating closer ties to moderate Arab governments, as well as to Israel. It severely criticized the Aug.
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September 9, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is considering escalating the trade embargo against Iraq into an aerial blockade and will seek Soviet endorsement of the plan along with other military assistance in the Persian Gulf at today's summit in Helsinki, Finland, diplomatic sources said Saturday.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Saudi Arabia, in a dramatic demonstration of how the Persian Gulf crisis has transformed the Middle East, is on the verge of re-establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union after a break of more than 50 years, informed sources told The Times on Thursday. Senior U.S. government officials said the Saudis may even consider providing financial help for the Soviets' crippled economy.
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August 23, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the Kremlin's condemnation of Iraqi aggression in Kuwait, Soviet military experts are still working side by side with the Iraqis, training them to use and maintain high-tech weaponry they have bought from Moscow, a Soviet army spokesman acknowledged Wednesday. "They are fulfilling their contractual duties--that is, helping teach how to use the military technology," Col. Valentin Ogurtsov told reporters.
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August 23, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the Kremlin's condemnation of Iraqi aggression in Kuwait, Soviet military experts are still working side by side with the Iraqis, training them to use and maintain high-tech weaponry they have bought from Moscow, a Soviet army spokesman acknowledged Wednesday. "They are fulfilling their contractual duties--that is, helping teach how to use the military technology," Col. Valentin Ogurtsov told reporters.
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December 6, 1988
Afghan guerrillas and Soviet officials ended their first face-to-face peace talks with the rebels reportedly softening their objections to an international conference on Afghanistan. Sources close to the Afghan delegation to the talks in Saudi Arabia said the guerrillas agreed to study the conference proposal but demanded that Islamic nations be allowed to participate.
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