During the October 1973 Arab-Israel war OAPEC met in Kuwait on 16 October the next day reacting to Nixons decision to airlift weapons to Israel on a massive scale OAPEC members decided that 'allArab oil oil exportingcountries shall forthwith cut production by no less than 5 % of the september production and maintain the same rate of reduction each month ubtil th israeli forces are fully withdrawn from all arab territories occupied durinf=g the june 1967 war and the legitimate rights of the palestinian people are restored. ' page 228 encyclopedia of the middle east dilip hiro st martins press