Saudi firm turns down $64 million US military contract
A Saudi firm providing transport services in the Northern part of the kingdom turned down a 240.5 million Saudi riyal ($64 million) contract offered by the US army, to provide the coalition forces operating in Iraq with 1,300 trucks, reported US news service Associated Press.
The unidentified company, based in Hafer Al-Batin, a Saudi town close to both the Iraqi and Kuwaiti borders, was reportedly loath to supply US and British troops with vehicles to transport weapons and machinery into Iraq.
In Saudi Arabia anti-American sentiment is mounting as the US-led military strike in Iraq advances. Considering all public demonstrations is the kingdom are prohibited, the Saudis appear quiet on the surface while the rest of the Arab world has taken its anger to the streets. — (menareport.com)
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