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Terrorism / Middle East / Violence & Peace / Saudi Arabia #728754

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 18, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: John Yang) The latest suicide bombings in Israel aimed at derailing President Bush's road map for peace featured; scenes shown from a bombed-out bus in Jerusalem & the site of a roadblock explosion; details given of the positions of Israelis & Palestinians on moving forward. [Israeli government spokesman Raanan GISSIN†- comments on terrorist activity.] [Hamas Ismail Abu SHENAB†- comments.] Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas' condemnation of the attacks noted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) The White House reaction to the suicide bombings in the Middle East & to how Saudi Arabia is handling the Riyadh bombings reviewed; details given about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's decision not to expel Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat. [Saudi foreign policy adviser Adel al-JUBEIR†- says nine Saudis died in the terrorist attacks.] [Senator Pat ROBERTS†- blames a cell in Iran.] [Representative Porter GOSS - says Iran is on the list of places having questions to be answered {about terrorism.}]

Simpson, Carole;
Yang, John;
Cochran, John

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