Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saudi threatens to cut ties with Britain over probe: report

He said that unless the inquiry was dropped, diplomatic ties would be cut, the paper added. Intelligence co-operation over Al Qaeda would also be stopped...The ultimatum came after SFO lawyers persuaded a Swiss magistrate to force disclosure of details about confidential Swiss bank accounts, it added. In August, Saudi Arabia announced that it would buy 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in a multi-billion pound deal which saves thousands of jobs at BAE Systems.

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