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Kuwait / Bombing Aftermath, Iranian Terrorists #82099

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1983
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(Studio) Discovery of more bodies in rubble of yesterday's terrorist bombing of United States embassy in Kuwait reported; death and injury toll so far noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Kuwait) Aftermath of embassy bombing and Kuwaiti officials' claim that Iranians were responsible examined; films shown. [US charge d'affaires Philip GRIFFIN - defs. embassy security] [Marine L.Corporal Steve MAXWELL - notes difficulty in preventing such attacks.] [Embassy employee Lovelyn EDWARDS - describes experience.]
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) Kuwaiti authorities reported questioning suspect in yesterday's bombing. Iran's denial of any involvement in Kuwaiti bombing quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Terrorist bombings of United States embassy in Beirut and Marine compound there recalled; films shown. Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, radical Iranian group, noted claiming credit for both Beirut bombings as well as yesterday's terrorist assault on Kuwait. Ayatollah Khomeini's apparent role in encouraging, equipping and directing terrorists as means of spreading his revolution discussed; Syria's association with Iran considered. Commitment of Islamic militant operating in Lebanon, Hussein Mussawi, to drive US, France and Israel from area and to topple Lebanese government of President Amin Gemayel noted. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ, Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - imply retaliatory strikes against terrorists.] Incrd. security at State Department and White House thought indicating seriousness with which US officials take terrorist threats; potential for terrorism at 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, presidential campaign and New Orleans World's Fair noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Rodgers, Walter

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