The Middle East again rose to tion last week with the assassination of king Faisa! of Saudi Arabia, and the failure of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's peace nüssion. Faisal's death has raised a number of questions about the cont inning proAmerican attitude ot Saudi Arabia. Faisal liad been the most cooperative and friendly of all the Arab oil-producing commies. Faisal was shot by an Amei can-educated nephew reported to bc "mentally unbalanced." I he Kmg will be succeeded by his brothei . Crown Prinoe Khaled Ibn Abdul Azia. Meanwhile. Kissinger's failure has caused a stir in Congress over current foreign aid sppröpriations. Kissinger had proposed aid to both siik's as pari of the expected peaqe agreement, but the railure of the missinn has sumo Congressíonal leaders mumbling aboul the U.S. backing a new war with such funding. Kissingei has promised a new mission in the near future, along with a loassessnicnt of American policy in the mid East.
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