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Persian Gulf / Shultz Trip / Saudi Arabia #313068

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) During stopover in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State George Shultz said to respond to Iranian attack on Kuwaiti tanker in Gulf. [SHULTZ - says United States is studying attack.] Shultz's mtg. with Saudi Arabian King Fahd and position of Saudis with regard to Iran-US relationship in Gulf outlined; scenes shown. Admin.'s ties to Saudi Arabia said to be linked to arms requests now before Congress [Middle East expert Fouad AJAMI - describes balancing act of satisfying Saudi Arabia, Israel and Congress] Shultz's mtgs. with Israeli officials about Middle East peace process reported

Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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