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Iran-Saudi Arabia Tension #317262

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Allen Pizzey) Saudi Arabia's public relations offensive against Iran, stemming from Mecca riots and Ayatollah Khomeini's call for overthrow of Saudi royal family, featured; details given, scenes shown. [Interior minister Prince NAYIF - (thru translator) accuses Iranian government of spite, duplicity.] Saudi support for United States-Kuwaiti agreement in Persian Gulf noted. [NAYIF - (thru translator) denies protection is problem for Saudi government] Arab League's Tunisian meeting today to discuss sanctions against Iran unless it reduces its war with Iraq in gulf noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tehran, Iran: Doug Tunnell) (Audio report) Reaction here to Saudi stmts. examined; Khomeini's continued diatribe against Saudi royal family quoted. Background to growing Iran-Saudi tension considered.

Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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