Mideast Arms Control: Attainable Dream or Desert Mirage?
Findley, Paul, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
A news item in The New York Times calls back the dream expressed by a prominent Saudi businessman and former senior diplomat during the last hours of Desert Storm. In an interview in his Jiddah office in early March, he said: "The Middle East should become a zone free of all military weapons and equipment. I favor the disarmament of all Arab states as well as Israel. We should get rid of all weapons -- nuclear, chemical and even the conventional ones."
He said the arms race now underway is a dreadful drain on the entire region, and warned of an impending explosion that could engulf the entire region and beyond: "The amount of explosive power that is already concentrated in this …
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Publication information: Article title: Mideast Arms Control: Attainable Dream or Desert Mirage?. Contributors: Findley, Paul - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 10. Issue: 2 Publication date: July 1991. Page number: 53. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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