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Saudi Arabia / Riyadh Bombings / Security / Prince Bandar Interview #728415

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Criticism of the Saudi Arabian government for failing to do more to prevent the terrorist bombing attacks on the compounds that housed Westerners in Riyadh featured; details given of US officials’ belief that the attacks were the work of an Al Qaeda cell led by Muhammad al-Juhani††. [From the “Early Show,” US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert JORDAN†- says they did not provide the security we requested.] [Voice of eyewitness Jelal BERKEL†- says the security was a joke; describes the attack.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Taped interview held with Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan about the impact of the bombings on the Saudi royal family’s stance on terrorism. [In Riyadh, Prince BANDAR – says this is an all-out war against haters who are using religion to hurt us & other people; responds to Ambassador Jordan’s claim that his requests for increased security were not heeded; says he expects another attack; states we must stick together against evil.]

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David

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