Reagan Urges Missiles to Kuwait

Associated Press

With Britain waiting in the wings, President Reagan today pledged to fight for a proposed sale of Maverick missiles to Kuwait and said he believes there is a chance of success despite resistance in Congress.

Before meeting with Crown Prince Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, Reagan told reporters: "You bet we're going to fight for it. We want very much to complete that." The $1.9-billion arms deal could go to the British--who last week snagged a major arms contract with Saudi Arabia--if Congress continues to balk at arming Israel's enemies.

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