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Saudi Arabia / Bombing / Terrorism / Saudi Relations #167413

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) New threats of terrorist violence against the ruling Saudi family examined; scenes shown from the bombed-out site in Dhahran; details given of faxes sent to private royal family telephone numbers threatening terrorism unless dissidents were released from prison. [Author and Mideast expert Said ABURISH, State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - react to the terrorist threats.] Growing concern in the United States government about the stability of the Saudi government noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Dhahran: Bill Redeker) The view that the security lapses in Saudi Arabia were a joint problem between the United States and the Saudis discussed; details given of the Saudi reluctance to cooperate with the media.

(Dhahran: Sheila MacVicar) The tensions between Saudi Arabia and the US civilian and military presence examined. [Two SAUDIS (thru translator) - express concerns about living next to Americans.] An American compound shown. [American civilians Cindy and Byron HEBERT - describe hostility toward Americans.]

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill

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