Saudi Denies U.S. Deal Over Use of Bases

(Gulf Daily News-Bahrain) Saudi Arabia Wednesday dismissed a media report that the kingdom had agreed to allow U.S. troops and planes based on its soil to take part in any war on Iraq. Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal told reporters in Jeddah that the Prince Sultan airbase - home to most of the 5,000 U.S. troops in the kingdom - would continue only to enforce a "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq, its function since the end of the 1991 Gulf War.

2003-02-27 00:00:00

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