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Saudi Arabia / Mecca Riot #110713

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 01, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Pierre Salinger) Attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran following Iranian pilgrims' instigation of riot in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and consequent roundup there of Iranians reported; photos shown. Similar ransacking of Kuwait embassy in Tehran noted; France said denying Iranian government's claim that crowd had as well penetrated French facilities. 1979 US hostage incident recalled; scenes shown. Mecca riot reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Tehran radio ANNOUNCER - accuses Saudi police of attacking Iranian pilgrims.] Escalation of Iranian-French dipl. crisis as result noted; video of French hostages Jean-Paul Kauffman and Marcel Carton shown. Indications of continued worldwide repercussions of Iran-Iraq war considered.

Salinger, Pierre;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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