NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
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(Studio) Terrorist bombings of United States embassy in Kuwait and other locations reported; radical Islamic group said claiming responsibility. Group's alleged role in bombings of United States embassy in Beirut and Marine compound there recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Kuwait) Details of bombings of United States embassy examined; factors apparently affecting relatively low mortality and injury toll explained. Films shown. [US embassy spokesperson David GOOD - laments loss of Kuwaiti colleagues.] Other bombings at United States housing complex, French embassy, Kuwaiti oil refinery, power station and airport discussed; pro-W. Kuwait's relationship with Iran noted.
REPORTER: Phil Bremen
(Studio) Islamic Jihad, group claiming responsibility, thought connected to Iran.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Factors implicating Iran in today's bombing and role of Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, examined; issue of Iran-Iraq war, situation in Beirut considered. Possibility that Islamic Jihad is pseudonym created by radical Shiite leader Hussein Mussawi, based in Baalbek, Lebanon, discussed. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - notes difficulty in securing embassies.] Similarities between Beirut and Kuwait bombings noted.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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