Search the Archive

Kuwait / Terrorism #287898

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Terrorist bombings of United States embassy and other locations throughout Kuwait reported; indications noted linking those responsible for today's suicide bombings with recent terrorist activity in Beirut noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Kuwait) Details of terrorist bombing here today examined; films shown. [US embassy spokesperson David GOOD - considers it miracle that more weren't killed or injured.] French embassy, oil refinery, Kuwaiti power station, airport and United States housing complex noted also bombed.
REPORTER: Sandra Fuestal

(DC) Islamic Holy War reported claiming responsibility for Kuwait attack; same organization recalled claiming responsibility for terrorist bombings of US embassy and Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Films shown. Many group members, apparently concentrated in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley since Israeli invasion, said to be Shiite Moslems militantly loyal to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. Possibility that today's attack on Kuwaitisites is linked to Iran-Iraq war rather than events in Lebanon considered; factors contributing to that theory listed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - comments on attack's impact on United States foreign policy.] Difficulty in providing adequate sec. for Americans in Mideast illustrated by Shiite Moslem fanatic's attack on tank with knife in efforts to reach heaven early.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Arrest of suspects in Kuwait announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fuestal, Sandra;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.