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Middle East / History Lessons #130317

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lessons United States can learn about history of the Middle East examined; historical scenes shown from time when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser stood up to Western powers and nationalized the Suez Canal, thus becoming a hero to Arabs even after his military defeat. [Egyptian journalist Hamdi FOUAD - says the Third World is frightened by American world domination.] [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - comments on bill that will be presented to United States by regimes that are cooperating with us now.] American involvement in Iran reviewed; scenes shown of elected Iranian leader who was deposed in 1953 with support of CIA, of American-backed Shah of Iran, and of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. United States lesson in Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of United States Marines landing there in 1982 and being forced out a year later during that nation's civil war. [QUANDT - says Americans are not well-informed about Third World.] Architecture of Jerusalem shown to illustrate how the conquering armies have left their mark on it.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:50

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