The U.S. can forget about using its bases in Saudi Arabia to strike Iraq, the Saudi foreign minister said this week. Prince Saud Faisal said his country would cooperate with a U.N. resolution authorizing force against Iraq, but “not to the extent of using facilities in the country or military forces.” In the past, Saud had said his country would let the U.S. use the bases to attack Iraq as long as the U.N. had approved the use of force. The White House did not comment on the apparent turnaround.
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