FOREIGN RELATIONS: Diplomats at Work, Apr. 22, 1957

In move and countermove around the globe, U.S. diplomacy last week:

¶ Clinched with Saudi Arabia the final details of the Dhahran air-base agreement worked out by President Eisenhower and King Saud during the King's visit to Washington (TIME, Feb. 18). The Saudis extended U.S. access to the vital strategic base, 1,000 miles south of Russia's Baku oilfields, for another five years. In return, the U.S. will give the Saudis some $50 million worth of services in the period by helping improve Saudi Arabian civil-aviation facilities, setting up or extending present U.S. training programs for the Saudi army, air...

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