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Kuwait / Terrorism #82074

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
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(Studio) Terrorist bombing of United States embassy and housing complex, French embassy, airport, oil storage depot and Kuwaiti power station reported; locations indicated on map.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Kuwait) Suicide truck bombing of United States embassy examined; films shown. [David GOOD - describes incident.] Islamic extremist organization with Iranian connections, Jihad, reported claiming responsibility; same group recalled associating itself with bombing of United States embassy in Beirut and Marine compound there. Death and casualties from bombings mentioned. Various nationalities temporarily prohibited from entering Kuwait listed.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - reacts to Kuwaiti bombings.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Lisbon, Portugal) Shultz noted here to dedicate new United States embassy which features advanced security measures; details given, films shown. His consideration of possible link between Beirut and Kuwaiti bombings noted; Beirut incident thought having Syrian-Iranian association
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Possibility of Iranian complicity in bombings due to fact that targets include French and Kuwaiti as well as Americans, 3 ntns. involved in past opposition to Ayatollah Khomeini, considered. Importance to West of Kuwait's oil industry noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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