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Saudi Arabia / Johnson Murder / Riyadh / Unger Interview #758080

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 2004
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Nic Robertson) The ongoing search in Saudi Arabia for the body of beheaded American captive Paul Johnson featured; Al-Ekhbaria scenes shown from Riyadh of the Saudi campaign against Al Qaeda; details given of Website claims that Saudi police aided in Johnson's abduction, of the killing Friday of terrorist Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin, who was behind Johnson's murder & of his replacement as Saudi Al Qaeda leader by Saleh al-Awfi††. [Saudi foreign policy adviser Adel al-JUBEIR†- says we will continue to insure safety; denies what the terrorists are saying on Websites.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live in-studio interview held with "House of Bush, House of Saud" author Craig Unger about Saudi Arabia. [UNGER - says it is possible Al Qaeda has penetrated the Saudi national guard; notes the Saudis are torn apart over handling the militant clerics & there is a succession crisis ahead that could result in a more anti-American regime; suggests the US has turned a blind eye to Saudi Arabia & the two Bushes have had a very special business relationship with the fundamentalist country.]

Woodruff, Judy;
Robertson, Nic

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