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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunday, July 12, THI UTHMIDOE HMALD 17 Urged to use oil wealth as tool Saudi Arabia under pressure to pry U.S. support of Israel away An AP News Analysis By HOLGER JENSEN JIDDA, Saudi Arabia (AP) Saudi Arabia, rich but militar- ily weak, is coming under in- creasingly Arab pressure to use its oil treasures as a tool to pry the United Steles away from support of Israel. The U.S., despite Israeli mis- givings, is helping arm the Saudis to encourage them to re- sist. Bennett promises to skip memoirs VANCOUVER (CP) For- mer premier W. A. C. Bennett has made a promise to the peo- ple of British Columbia he won't be writing any memoirs about his 20 years in power. The 72 year old Social Credit leader, who resigned his Okanagan South legislature seat last month, said in an. in- terview that he plans to "let the record of those 20 years stand as my memoirs" rather titan put it all down on paper himself. Mr. Bennett also said that if his health holds up, he will be increasingly active in the na- tional political scene. He said he has more time for such ac- tivities now that be is no longer Premier and a member of the legislature. He held a seat in the Brit- ish Columbia legislature from 1941 until he quit in June and was premier from 1952 until his party's 1972 election defeat by the New Democratic Party. He retains Social Credit leadership until a November convention. TAPED INTERVIEW The former premier was here taping an interview with the CBC. After the taping be took time out to discuss his future plans and sound off on several political issues. He said he has no confidence in the million B.C. Hydro party bonds issue announced Monday by the government. He predicted would be back in the hands of the gov- ernment in the near future due to lack of sales. Mr. Bennett said the great- est danger facing the country today is inflation and steps must be taken to curb it. He accused the NDP government of failing to'take action in B.C. and said it was doing more to increase inflation than control it. He said that he, personally, is not disappointed in the NDP administration because "I knew what they were before they were elected." The Social Credit leader suggested the only place the NDP has ma- jority support is in the legisla- ture. Asked about the recent Mani- toba election which saw NDP Premier Ed Schreyer, returned to power, be said it was not much of a victory since the party gained only two seats in the legislature. Mr. Bennett attributed Mr. Schreyer's win to the Manitoba premier's statement during the campaign that ne was not a so- cialist. The B.C. leader said Manitoba New Democrats "are not extremist like the NDP in B.C." Mr. Bennett was asked how he thought his son, Bin, would do in the Okanagan South by- election expected in the fall. Bill Bennett is the Social Credit candidate in the riding, repre- sented by his father for 32 years. "I have always encouraged my children to make their own decisions. They are their own men. Bill's policies might be different from mine." Mr. Bennett, in excellent health, said he win divide his time among his homes in Kelo- wna, Victoria and on Salt- spring island in Georgia Strait. "I will be .travelling every- he added. The former premier said there was nothing he felt he hadn't done in his life "I just want to do more of it." Though Saudi oil provides only five per cent of U.S. fuel needs now, the gas-hungry United States is counting on production intf-eases in the friendly Saudi oil fields to sup- ply a quarter of American needs within the next 10 years. The Saudis would like to keep the U.S. gas pumps and their own bank accounts rising at the current billion a without betraying their Arab brothers or losing face in the bitterly anti-Israeli Arab world. "Like it or not, Saudi Arabian foreign policy is governed to a large extent by the opinions of Arab said one diplomatic observer. SHARED WEALTH To demonstrate his Arab sol- idarity, King Faisal has dipped fortunes from the fabulous Saudi oil coffers for distribution to Palestinian guerrillas and militant Arab governments that support them. But the guerrillas and mili- tant governments are no longer satisfied with his largesse. They want Saudi foreign policy and Saudi oil policy to mix in the battle against Israel. Bending slightly their way, Petroleum Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani has warned the U.S. the Saudis will not significantly expand oil production unless Washington its pro-Is- raeli stance. Yamani's words were less a threat than a plea for under- standing of the Saudi dilemma. "Your congressmen in Wash- ington have got to stop worry- ing about the Jewish vote and start worrying about Arab said one prominent Saudi gov- ernment official. "By the time they start get- ting complaints from the people who cannot find gasoline for their cars, it might be too late." Apparently concerned' about this Saudi attitude, Washington has moved to strengthen the feeble Saudi military estab- lishment: troops, national guardsmen and 75 combat planes to defend the desert kingdom. IN U.S. INTEREST "It stands to reason that the stronger Saudi Arabia feels it- self, the less subject it is to other Arab said one U.S. diplomat. "It is in our in- terests for Saudi Arabia to be- come stronger." Faisal is negotiating an arms deal with the U.S. that may reach billion. It includes coastal naval vessels and 24 to 30 Phantom jet aircraft. Last January, Saudi Arabia also signed a million con- tract with Britain for expansion of its air defence support sys- tem. Saudi Arabia is not motivated only by American oil interests. Other Persian Gulf states are shopping for arms. Iraq is buy- ing from the Soviet Union and Iran and Kuwait are buying billkm worth from the U.S. Faisal doesn't want to be-left behind. His main worry is Iraq. The monarch's relations with the Baathist Socialist regime in Baghdad have never been good, and the Saudis feel tiny Kuwait is not an effective buffer to Iraqi ambitions in the gulf. "We don't feel particularly threatened right ex- plained a senior government of- ficial. "But we would like to be in a position where we would never have to worry about being threatened." The Americans agree, largely because Saudi Arabia has tin world's largest known oil re- serves and is fee biggest oB producer in the region. EATON'S RECOR BREAKIN SALE Teens' Vinyl Joggers Sturdy vinyl joggers with six eyelet lace. Blue trim uppers with rubber soles. Padded topi inc. A Jl A Main Floor Sizes S to 9. White only. PAIR Mini Hair Dryer Ideal for talcing along on holidays. Features instant heat for quick drying. 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