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Terrorism / Al Qaeda / Indictments / Iran #709107

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Indictments in the war on terror featured; details given of charges against James Ujaama† of Seattle, Washington, a group of men in Detroit, Michigan, and Moroccan Mounir el-Motassadeq†† in Germany. [US attorney John McKAY†- says Ujaama provided support to Al Qaeda.] [In July, London cleric Abu Hamza al-MASRI – denies connection with militant groups in America.]

(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Reports from the “Washington Post” that Al Qaeda fighters are being harbored in Iran; details given about the stepped-up efforts of the US military to round up Al Qaeda leaders. [White House spokesman Scott McCLELLAN†- says our message to Iran is that they should not provide a safe haven to any terrorists.] [Iranian ambassador to the U.N. Mohammed Javed ZARIF†- says that don’t want any Al Qaeda in their territory.] [Former FBI counter-terrorism chief Bob BLITZER†- says Iran’s political agenda is to foster terrorism.]

Phillips, Stone;
Williams, Pete;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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