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Saudi Arabia / Terrorist Attacks / Security #728339

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) US criticism of the government of Saudi Arabia for failing to set up increased security at residential compounds where Americans live & were later attacked featured; details given of the intelligence shown to the Saudis about an impending attack. [US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert JORDAN - says Americans need to leave immediately.] [Voice of compound RESIDENT - says there was no increased security.] Admission by Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal that the country has security gaps & the Saudis' identification of Muhammad al-Juhani†† as the head of the Al Qaeda cell in Saudi Arabia noted. [Former FBI agent Jack CLOONAN†- says the terrorists can operate with few problems.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Claire Shipman) Taped interview held with Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan about the security at American compounds. [Prince BANDAR - says we did what was needed, but we cannot guarantee 100 percent security.]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Shipman, Claire

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