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.]