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Saudi Arabia-US Relations / Bush-Bandar Meeting #708971

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: John Cochran) The meeting of President Bush with Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan about the fragile relationship between the two countries featured; photos shown; details given of the agenda: war with Iraq, oil, the Middle East & the war on terrorism. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a menace to world peace.] [Saudi foreign policy adviser Adel al-JUBEIR††- says the region is already experiencing two wars.] [Johns Hopkins University PROFESSOR - says the September 11 terrorists & Al Qaeda funding came from Saudi Arabia.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the strained US-Saudi relationship on "Nightline" noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Cochran, John

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