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March 6, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through periods of drought and permanent inefficiency, the Syrian economy has hobbled along on the proceeds of oil exports and the crutch of soft credit and barter trade with the Soviet Bloc. The crutch has begun to wobble. The Damascus government has no hard cash. Its oil earnings are spent on imported wheat.
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March 6, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through periods of drought and permanent inefficiency, the Syrian economy has hobbled along on the proceeds of oil exports and the crutch of soft credit and barter trade with the Soviet Bloc. The crutch has begun to wobble. The Damascus government has no hard cash. Its oil earnings are spent on imported wheat.
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January 15, 1987
The Soviet Union has recently supplied Syria with its most modern fighter plane and for the first time with submarines, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported. Quoting intelligence sources, the newspaper said that the first shipment of Soviet MIG-31 jets recently arrived in Syria. Israeli Vice Adm. Abraham Ben-Shussan told reporters that the Damascus regime also has received new submarines from Moscow, Syria's first.
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February 4, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Senate Minority leader Robert Dole on Saturday urged the White House to step up its involvement to halt the "long night of destruction" in Lebanon, and warned that continued Soviet support of Syria could be a stumbling block in improved U.S.-Soviet relations.
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February 4, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Senate Minority leader Robert Dole on Saturday urged the White House to step up its involvement to halt the "long night of destruction" in Lebanon, and warned that continued Soviet support of Syria could be a stumbling block in improved U.S.-Soviet relations.
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January 15, 1987
The Soviet Union has recently supplied Syria with its most modern fighter plane and for the first time with submarines, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported. Quoting intelligence sources, the newspaper said that the first shipment of Soviet MIG-31 jets recently arrived in Syria. Israeli Vice Adm. Abraham Ben-Shussan told reporters that the Damascus regime also has received new submarines from Moscow, Syria's first.
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