Thatcher tells Saudi King of fresh interest in Gulf

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, wearing a net veil over her face, met King Khalid soon after starting an official visit and told him of Britain's renewed interest in the Gulf area's security. Sources close to the British party said there had been "a very good start" to the visit. The King and the prime minister spent 30 minutes discussing the M iddle East and the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.

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