Talks in Washington D.C. are continuing in order to persuade key congressmen to support President?
Talks in Washington D.C. are continuing in order to persuade key congressmen to support President Carter's planned fighter-jet sales to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. President Carter had linked the proposed sale of 60 advanced F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia to a less controversial sale of 50 F-5E fighter bombers to Egypt and 15 F-15S and 75 F-16 fighter bombers to Israel. The package is being fiercely debated in Congress and the President has said the entire proposal would be withdrawn if any portion of it were not approved. During the informal meeting in Taif of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) last weekend (7 May) Don Dickson of Visnews asked Saudi Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Yaki Yamani about his country's attitude to the jet sale controversary.