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Terrorism / Airplanes / Saudi Arabia Plot #735424

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) State Department warning against travel to Saudi Arabia due to signs of terror threats aimed at Western interests, including commercial aircraft, noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) A terror threat, uncovered during Saudi raids on Al Qaeda cells, prompting Great Britain’s suspension of British Airways flights to Saudi Arabia featured; details given about Iran’s harboring of Al Qaeda leaders, who are wanted by the Saudis; scenes shown of prayer services for Saudi police officers killed in the raids. [British Airways security director Geoff WANT††- announces the suspension of services.] [EXPERT – says they could have been planning hijacking or sabotage of an airplane.] [Michael LEVINE‡- rejects the idea of putting Al Qaeda criminals on trial in Iran.]

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Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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