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Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations / Mecca Riot #111023

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Strain in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations as result of last month's rioting in Mecca noted.

(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: John McKenzie) New Saudi policy toward Iran examined; details given, scenes shown. [Interior minister Prince NAYIF - (thru translator) accuses Iran of conspiracy to commit murder with Mecca riots.] Saudi videotapes of Mecca violence shown. Religious basis of Saudi-Iran tension said based in Sunni versus Shiite Moslem friction; recent incidents of violence and Ayatollah Khomeini's call for overthrow of Saudi royal family reviewed. [NAI - (thru translator) will allow no one to disrupt Saudi peace.]

McKenzie, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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