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Saudi Arabia / Truck Bombing #408246

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Reconstruction of what happened at the truck bombing at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, presented; diagram and damages shown.

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Questions at the Pentagon as to why a terrorist attack against Americans could not be prevented despite months of warning signs of dangers outside the military housing complex featured; scenes shown of the damages. [US Central Command General Binford PEAY - says it was an enormous blast.] [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says the barrier prevented more casualties.] [President CLINTON - reaffirms United States commitments to Saudi Arabia.] The FBI's investigation of the truck and of two other bomb blasts in the area noted. Security measures discussed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Dammam, Saudi Arabia: Steve Hurst) Visit by Secretary of State Warren Christopher to the bombing site featured. [CHRISTOPHER, Saudi foreign minister Price SAUD al-FAISAL - comment on the aftermath of the bombing.] Saudi Arabia's execution of those found guilty for the November bombing at a training facility in Riyadh noted. The implications of the bombing for overall peace hopes in the Middle East region cited.

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The condemnation of the bombing from around the world reviewed.

Hurst, Steve;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Shaw, Bernard;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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