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A Closer Look (Tainted Gems) #650865

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the gem tanzanite that might be funding terrorism introduced; statistics cited.

(New York: Brian Ross) The United States investigation into tanzanite sales to fund Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden examined; scenes shown from mining areas in Tanzania. [American Gemological Laboratories president Cap BEESLEY - says this gemstone excites people; says there is a connection between the gem and terrorism.] [Tanzanian ambassador to United States Mustafa NYANG'ANYI - says there is no connection.] [Former National Security Council official William WESSLER - comments on money/gem movement.]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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