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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / Terrorism Sponsorship / Shelby Interview #715109

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 25, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) The question of how good an ally is Saudi Arabia in light of evidence linking royal money to terrorism examined; details given of the strain on relations because 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers were Saudi citizens. [Senator Richard SHELBY - suggests we follow the money.] [Saudi foreign policy adviser Adel al-JUBEIR†- responds to the charges.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- comments on working with the Saudis to stop terrorism funding sources.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Shelby about Saudi Arabia. [From Tuscaloosa, Alabama, SHELBY - says our relationship has been transactional rather than a real relationship; states now the FBI should follow the money trail to see who is financing terrorism against the US; says the war against terrorism will go on for many years; talks about domestic intelligence, the FBI & the new Department of Homeland Security.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koppel, Andrea

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