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POST SAYS U.S. REMOVING TANKS FROM SAUDI ARABIA

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The United States, unable to reach agreement with Saudi Arabia, has begun to remove some tanks and other heavy equipment used during the gulf war that U.S. officials had wanted to permanently station in the Arab country, according to a published report.

"In the absence of any agreement, we're going to take it home," The Washington Post quoted an unidentified Pentagon official as saying.The story in Sunday's edition gave no indication of the scope of the withdrawal but said it is proceeding "slowly" and reported that "officials described the withdrawal as reversible."

Navy Cmdr. Greg Hartung, the Defense Department spokesman on duty Saturday evening, said he had no information on the developments reported by the Post.