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Saudi Arabia / Riyadh Bombings / Walsh Interview / Gerges Interview #728921

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 18, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Saudi Arabia’s announcement that last week’s attacks in Riyadh are linked to Al Qaeda noted.

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Sheila MacVicar) Telephone report on the investigation into the Riyadh bombings presented; details given about the suspects, who have ties to Al Qaeda. The Saudis’ cooperation with FBI agents discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Harvard University terrorism expert Jim Walsh† on the reemergence of Al Qaeda. [WALSH – says this is a transformed Al Qaeda; comments on their distribution and their links to the Riyadh and Casablanca, Morocco, bombings; talks about Saudi Arabia’s fight against terrorism.] Live interview held with Mideast analyst Fawaz Gerges† on whether the Saudis are taking the war on terror seriously. [In New York, GERGES – says the royal family knows very well that Saudi Arabia is the main target of the new terrorism; comments on the new willingness to cooperate with the US; states the Saudi public is suspicious of American foreign policy.]

Cooper, Anderson;
MacVicar, Sheila

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