U.S.S.R. PRESSING FOR AID FROM MIDDLE EAST

The Soviet Union is trying to cash in some of the IOUs it feels it earned by opposing Iraq's invasion of Kuwait last year. Moscow wants credits, investment, and increased trade from members of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. It believes those countries will soon be accumulating enough oil profits to enable them to assist the ailing Soviet economy more than some industrialized nations that likely will remain financially

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