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SAN`A, Yemen (AP) _ Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan called the 1996 Khobar bombing case solely an issue for the kingdom, seeming annoyed Friday by the American indictment of 14 people just before the U.S. statute of limitations expires on several charges.

``This issue concerns Saudi Arabia alone. The American side should send all the documents, complete proof and a list of the names of the accused to us, because Saudi authorities alone are concerned with this case,'' Sultan, on a visit to Yemen, said at San`a airport before returning Friday to Saudi Arabia.

Sultan did not say whether the indictment was discussed with Saudi authorities before it was announced.