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Saudi Arabia / Truck Bombing / Suspects / United States Presence #167184

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Garrick Utley) The suspects in the bombing attack at Khobar in Saudi Arabia featured; details given recalled of the November attack on Riyadh and the execution of three Saudis for it. The opposition of some Saudi Muslims to the United States presence there and the possible, but less likely, role for Iran or Iraq in the bombing noted. [Saudi dissent leader Muhammad al-MASSARI - says now American will get out.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The reasons why American troops are still in Saudi Arabia examined; details given of the importance of Saudi oil and its relative stability for the United States and its allies. [Cornell University Shibley TELHAMI, Arab American Institution James ZOGBY - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Utley, Garrick

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