NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 25, 1975
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(Studio) Prince Faisal Bin Musad Bin Abdel Aziz, 1 of King's nephews, named as Saudi Arabian King Faisal's assassin. Prince Faisal described by Saudi officials as deranged. During 1960's, young prince studied in California and Colorado. Crown Prince Khaled named as King Faisal's successor. New Crown Prince, Fahd Ibn Abdel Aziz, expected to be power behind Khaled. Moderate, pro-American policies expected to continue Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to lead United States delegation to express condolences at Faisal's funeral. Secretary State Henry Kissinger reacts.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) [KISSINGER - says King Faisal good friend of United States and force for moderation in Mid. E.; expresses sorrow over tragic event.] In reassessing United States policy in Mid. E., Faisal assassination must be considered.
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Studio) President also expresses personal grief over loss of King Faisal. Effect of Faisal's death on Saudi Arabia's oil reserves must be considered.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) [Tom BROKAW - asks about Saudi Arabian oil policy.] Faisal moderating force behind oil policy. Sheik Ahmed Zaki al-Yamani, oil min., likely to be ousted now because he doesn't get along with Fahd; some uncertainty exists, but basic thinking is that oil policy won't change. [Tom BROKAW - questions effect of new leaders on Mid. E. troubles.] Once again, force of moderation missing.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
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