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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 22, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free May Reagan vetoes bid to Stop arms Sale to saudi Arabia Washington a president Reagan vetoed Resolution yester Day that blocked an arms Sale to saudi saying he cannot allow Congress to damage our vital political and economic interests in the Middle congressional democrats blocked an immediate vote to uphold the Reagan said the operating behind the have aided the Effort to combat which is As if not of a threat to them As it is to they world refused libyan Leader Moa mar Khz Adays requests for several times in recent months they have been instrumental in off setting unjust criticism of the United states and preventing Radical states from undertaking joint action against our he said in a veto message sent to Reagan said the arms Sale would not endanger the Security of and noted that Israel has not opposed the saying that the defence relationship with saudi Ara Bia has been endorsed by every president since Reagan added i cannot permit the Congress to dismantle this longstanding damage our vital political and economic interests in the Middle East and undermine our balanced policy in that i believe that we have the votes to sustain the veto and uphold the presidents position and i would like very much to proceed with that Senate majority Leader 8ob Dole told his col Senate minority Leader Robert Byrd agreed with Doles now they have the votes to Block the two thirds majority needed to override a but Byrd said several senators who oppose the Sale were absent and made Clear he would prevent a vote until after the Senate returns from its memorial Day recess on june before adjourning to begin the the Senate agreed to vote on the Issue june 1 by that the Senate debate will be covered by live Hie nationally broadcast coverage begins jute it was reagans Hope that his decision to withdraw controversial stinger missiles from the Sale would tip the balance in the the value of the Sale initially was placed at but the withdrawal of the shoulder fired missiles lowered that to both the Senate and House of representatives originally voted by Large margins to forbid the Sale and Reagan needed to Garner enough votes to sustain his expected veto of the earlier congressional to keep the Sale from going both the House and Senate would have to override the veto by two thirds majorities of those Vot that would take 87 votes in the Republican controlled Senate and 2w votes in the democratic con trolled if All members the Senate voted 7322 against the arms Sale two weeks the House made the same former Diplomat report says Bonn a a West German newspaper said yesterday agents of libyan Leader Moa mar khad Afy kilted a former libyan Diplomat in an East Berlin Park three weeks possibly to cover up a libyan role in the terrorist bombing of a West Berlin the Bon based daily die Well quoted sources in the general Union of libyan students in West Ger an Antik Hanafy As saying the Mohammed was gunned Down for Polit ical reasons on the night of May die Welt quoted unidentified sources As also saying there had been a shootout monday in the Liby an embassy in East possibly Between diplomats at Odds Over what was described As Khz Adays use of the embassy As a planning Centre for the attack on the West Berlin the april 5 bombing of the la Belle nightclub killed a Soldier and a turkish woman and injured 230 the government alleged that khad Afy agents orchestrated the at tack through the libyan embassy in berlins communist governed East Ern ten Days jets bombed two libyan cities in Retalia Tion for Libya alleged role in the discotheque the libyan government has denied any involvement in the discotheque officials with the West German Interior ministry and the West Ber Lin police commission probing the bombing refused comment on the the known for its Security and intelligence said Security officials in West Germany had privately confirmed its the report said Ash ours slaying is being investigated in both sectors of according to die formerly worked in the libyan embassy in the West German before leaving to enrol in the free University of West Berlin As a doctoral candidate in political Sci the newspaper did not say How Long Ashour worked at the embassy or when he left die Welt said Berlin police were investigating whether Ash ours kill ing motivated by fear he had Learned the identities of the discotheque bombers from contacts in the libyan embassy in East the newspaper quoted its sources As saying there was a shootout at the embassy in East Berlin on monday Between supporters and foes of at tempts to use the Bureau As a plan Ning Centre for attacks against ene Mies of Khz Adays the newspaper said some Mem libyan planned to bomb turkish court told khad Afy alleged coverup Bers of the embassy apparently did not want to see their diplomatic status ruined by the impression that they knew of terrorist plotting in the Ankara a a libyan charged with planning a bomb at tack testified yesterday he planned to blow up cars in the turkish capital in retaliation for the air raid on Libya last Alt Ece Fli Ramadan told the court his target was not the officers As charged in the but vehicles parked in front of the club in a wealthy residential prosecutor Tevfik Han Cilar told the court that Ramadan was saying he planned to bomb the vehicles because this carried a much lighter penalty than the charge of attempt ing to kill Ramadan rejected the prosecutors claim that libyan embassy officials helped him in the bomb claiming earlier testimony in great gardens begin at Sears with great values punts How does your Garden grow with our Large selection of bedding plants for your Flower or vegetable hurry in for Best selection take advantage of this Low while it lasts Sears for value personal shopping thumb urge assortment of seeds Sears until May Weed 1 feed 30 off More great gardening ideas from Sears Best Weed n feed with fertilizer in 8 pkg Sears Reg Sears save on 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Marks of torture on their bodies but each had a Bruise around one Fingernail apparently from some trauma 20 or 30 Days Ramadan said tar uni did not know about the plot and came with him thinking it was just an and were captured april 18 near the club carrying a bag containing six so vie made hand the two Are among five defendants charged with forming a conspiracy to kill a group of if convicted they would face a prison sentence of 12 to 20 jordanian communist cadres held Amman a King Hussein government arrested 17 members of the jordanian communist party leadership following rioting at Yar Mouk informed sources reported the who spoke on Condi Tion they not be said All those arrested Are members of the outlawed communist party Polit including party Leader Yacoub government sources confirmed Only that a number of jordanians were arrested for Security they refused to identify them or give a reason for the but the informed sources said the group was involved in last weeks rioting at the University in the North Ern jordanian City of Irbid and in protest demonstrations held in Jordans the government said three Stu dents were killed and several were wounded when students protesting tuition fee increases clashed with police in in the lebanese communist party said in a statement that the arrests were made in predawn raids on the Homes of All 17 members of the Moscow oriented jordanian party the statement issued in Beirut said jordanian authorities claimed that those arrested were behind the student dozens of other nationalists and progressive elements have been arrested Over the students unrest stirred by the aggression on Libya april it it said the Yarmuk University riots broke out after jordanian police prevented a student March on the and British embassies in Amman to protest the american air attack on Libya main cities of Tripoli and Britain Al Lowed the United states to use War planes based in Britain for the 800 iraqi victims claimed by Iran Iran spa Iran said yesterday its forces had killed or wounded 800 iraqi soldiers in fresh ground assaults in the Mehran Bor Der invaded by iraqi troops five Days a Tehran military communique also said iranian fighter bomb ers destroyed 15 tanks and armoured personnel carriers in predawn raids As the iranians sought to regain the first Border town occupied by the iraqis since they with Drew to defensive positions in Iraq claimed in a communique issued in Baghdad that it downed one of the an f4 phantom air there was no Independent verification of either sides two iraqi helicopters were shot Down in the Northern mountainous Region of Haj according to it said that brought to 32 the number of iraqi helicopters downed in Haj Omran since the iraqis at tacked iranian positions in the re Gion last iraqi Deliaa the commander of the second army in threatened that More Irani an Border towns would be taken unless Iran agreed to negotiate an end to the 69monthold persian Gulf he denied reports that his troops had had to give up some ground in the iranians will enter the town Only As corpses or prison he

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