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Terrorism / Kuwait Bombings / Security in US #82182

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Arrest in Kuwait of persons allegedly responsible for bombing of US embassy and other targets reported Responsibility said claimed by Muslim group with ties to Iran. Comments with regard to terrorism threat to United States by FBI director William Webster noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Details given of Webster's remarks made on television show, "This Week with David Brinkley." Film shown. [WEBSTER - comments.] Bombing in Kuwait recalled; Kuwait television film shown. Other incidents mentioned include bombing of Marine barracks in Lebanon and United States embassy in Beirut. Films shown. Linkage of incidents to Muslim fundamentalist group with ties to Iran, and Iranian denials of involvement, cited. [Iranian ambassador to United Nations Said Rajaie KHORASSANI - comments.] New security measures in Washington, DC at White House and State Department described. CBS film shown. [New York City Mayor Ed KOCH - comments on New York City police cooperation with FBI with regard to surveillance.] Reagan administration work on law to allow preventive arrests noted.
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Donaldson, Sam;
Flynn, Rita

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