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Terrorism / Alert Status / Al Qaeda / Saudi Arabia #728903

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The raising of the national security alert level to “orange” reported.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Concern about a terror attack in the US featured; details given about increased security measures. [Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa HUTCHINSON†- says the change is based on the recent bombings in Saudi Arabia & Morocco in conjunction with intelligence reports.] [New York City police commissioner Raymond KELLY†- talks about security measures.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) Evidence gathered from intelligence intercepts & interrogations of suspected terrorists indicating that Al Qaeda is planning more attacks featured; possible targets worldwide listed. [Senator John WARNER†- says we don’t know where an attack might occur.] [Moroccan Foreign Minister Mohamed BENAISSA†- comments on the theory that Al Qaeda may be behind the Casablanca bombing.] [CIA director George TENET†- comments on the war on terror.] [Representative Porter GOSS†- says Al Qaeda still has some capability to bite us.]

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Ashley Banfield) The threat of more terror attacks in Saudi Arabia, prompting the closing of foreign embassies in Riyadh, Dhahran & Jeddah, featured. [Saudi Foreign Minister Prince SAUD al-Faisal†- says the threat is there.] [Washington Institute for Near East Policy Simon HENDERSON†- comments on who the Saudis should be looking at.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Banfield, Ashley

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