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Public Papers - 1990 - October

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Foreign Minister Sa`ud al-Faysal Al Sa`ud of Saudi Arabia


The President met this afternoon in the Oval Office with His Royal Highness, Prince Sa`ud al-Faysal, the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The President asked the Prince to convey to His Majesty, King Fahd, assurances of the United States continued commitment to ending Iraq's occupation of Kuwait and the restoration of the legitimate government of Kuwait. The Prince said that Saudi Arabia is pleased by the support it has received from the United States and the international community in opposing Iraqi aggression. The President and Prince Sa`ud both agreed on the importance of economic sanctions as a means of achieving a peaceful solution to the crisis. They also shared their concern over Iraq's brutal behavior against Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people. They also discussed other matters, including the recent violence in Jerusalem, deploring it and calling upon all parties to exercise restraint.

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