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Saudi Arabia / Terrorist Attacks / Security / MacLeod Interview / The Fallout / Walsh Interview #728359

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) US criticism of the government of Saudi Arabia for failing to step up the security presence at residential compounds where Americans live & were later attacked featured. [Saudi Ambassador Prince BANDAR bin Sultan - says the security was found to be adequate.] [Saudi foreign minister Prince SAUD al-Faisal - {thru translator} says we have to confront terrorism.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says Saudi Arabia has to deal with the presence of terrorists within their own country.] The question of US-Saudi relations following the Riyadh attack discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The fallout from the Saudi bombing introduced; details given from an editorial in "Arab News". Live telephone interview held with "Time" magazine Cairo bureau chief Scott MacLeod; scenes shown of the bombed-out buildings. [From Riyadh, MacLEOD - says the security at these compounds has been reasonably good, but not massive; comments on the sharp reaction from the Saudi government following this attack.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The question of whether more attacks are to come introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) Intelligence suggesting more terrorist attacks soon examined; details given of concerns about Kenya, the Philippines & Malaysia. [FLEISCHER†- comments on the war against Al Qaeda.] [Prince SAUD - says we will pursue those who are anti-Islam, anti-humanity.] [Senator Bob GRAHAM - says the Saudis have been an uneven ally.] The focus on Muhammad al-Juhani†† as the ringleader noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New Yorker" staff writer Elsa Walsh about Saudi Arabia. [WALSH - says the Saudis were making an effort to arrest Al Qaeda after September 11 because the real target of Al Qaeda has always been the saudi royal family; states the Saudis do not like to talk about what they are doing with the US government.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koppel, Andrea;
Ensor, David

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