Meeting with Sofiane Aïssaoui, champion trainer of MMA, discipline of Mixed Martial Arts
Grand Est
FROM CAIRO TO THE PYRAMIDS
Unused / unissued material - <br/> <br/>Full title reads: "From Cairo To The Pyramids". <br/> <br/>Egypt. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Street In Cairo". Busy street in Cairo, with merchants porters and mule trains. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Bridge Of Kasser-El-Nil". Pedestrians and carriages travelling across the bridge of Kassar el Nil. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Sphinx - The Pyramids". The Sphinx and the pyramids with European tourists riding camels. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "On The Nile". Arab dhows on the River Nile. <br/> <br/>Cairo street and river bank with Arabs and Europeans walking about. <br/> <br/>Party of European tourists visiting ancient ruins.
PRESSER / US DISTRICT COURT INDICTMENT / MONZER AL KASSAR
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE US DISTRICT COURT INDICTMENTS AND THE CAPTURE OF ARMS DEALER MONZER AL KASSAR IN LONDON / US ATTORNEY, MICHAEL GARCIA PRESSER, NEWSER, PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONZER AL-KASSAR
PRESSER / US DISTRICT COURT INDICTMENT / MONZER AL KASSAR
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE US DISTRICT COURT INDICTMENTS AND THE CAPTURE OF ARMS DEALER MONZER AL KASSAR IN LONDON / US ATTORNEY, MICHAEL GARCIA PRESSER, NEWSER, PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONZER AL-KASSAR
Combat sports: Meeting with two Rémois, members of the French amateur MMA team
Grand Est
Combat sports: Meeting with two Rémois, members of the French amateur MMA team
Grand Est
ISRAELI PRESS CONFERENCE
PRESSER (PC) / TRADE UNION REPORTS ON PALESTINIAN LABOR CONDITIONS IN WEST BANK / IN ENGLISH / PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE HISTADRUT SECRETARY KASSAR / ISRAELI ECONOMY
School of Money totally blocked by the parents of pupils
Loire Bretagne
ISRAELI PRESS CONFERENCE
PRESSER (PC) / TRADE UNION REPORTS ON PALESTINIAN LABOR CONDITIONS IN WEST BANK / IN ENGLISH / PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE HISTADRUT SECRETARY KASSAR / ISRAELI ECONOMY
LONDON FEED: AL KASSAR HOUSE SEARCH & OLDER FOOTAGE
June 8, 2007 LONDON: POLICE SEARCH HOUSE OF ARMS DEALEER AL-KASSAR, OLD AL-KASSAR CLIPS NY2/X80/Slugged: 1520 KASSAR X80 15:18:52 ++Spain Syria Friday, 8 June 2007 STORY:++Spain Syria- NEW Police search house of arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar after arrest LENGTH: 02:17 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Spain TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: EFE STORY NUMBER: 525671 DATELINE: Marbella, 8 June 2007 LENGTH: 02:17 SHOTLIST: Marbella, Spain, 8 June 2007 1. Wide of tennis court 2. Various of exterior of house 3. Slow zoom from behind fence to house 4. Exterior of house 5. Wide of gates with guard dogs barking behind 6.Police letting man through gates 7. Various police cars arriving 8. Various masked Policeman guarding gates 9. Convoy of cars entering compound 10. Shot through gap in gate entrance of individuals getting out of cars (man in grey suit jacket holding paper is suspect Monzer al-Kassar) 11. Various of journalists outside house STORYLINE A wealthy Syrian arms dealer previously accused of supplying arms to militants in several nations including Iraq and Somalia has been arrested in Spain on charges he plotted to supply millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian rebels, US officials said Friday. The arrest followed an international sting operation in which undercover agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration convinced Monzer al-Kassar that they wanted to buy surface-to-air missile systems, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, thousands of machine guns and millions of rounds of ammunition for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a rebel army classified in the United States as a terrorist group. The 61-year-old Al-Kassar and his cohorts believed "the arms deal was absolutely real", US Attorney Michael Garcia said at a news conference. The defendant, a longtime resident of Spain, was arrested on Thursday evening at Madrid's Barajas airport after he arrived on a flight from the southern resort city of Malaga, officials said. On Friday, investigators searched his palatial home in Marbella, near Malaga. Two other men indicted in Manhattan's US District Court, Tareq Mousa al Ghazi and Luis Filipe Moreno Godoy, were arrested in Romania, officials said. During the sting, more than 400-thousand US dollars wer wired from New York to Spain as down payment, but no weapons ever changed hands, officials said. The indictment said al-Kassar had provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Al-Kassar's weapons-trafficking business included "an international network of criminal associates, front companies and bank accounts," the indictment said. In addition to "bombings, massacres, kidnappings and other acts of violence within Colombia," the revolutionary group, known as FARC, is "the world's largest supplier of cocaine," the indictment said. Al-Kassar is also reportedly on the Iraqi government's most-wanted list for allegedly arming insurgents, and has been accused of aiding militants in many of the world's bloodiest conflicts. He stood trial in Spain in 1995 on charges he supplied assault rifles used by Palestinian militants in the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, but was acquitted for lack of evidence. The indictment said al-Kassar has provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Al-Kassar went before a Spanish judge in Madrid on Friday. There were no immediate details on extradition proceedings, though Spain and the United States do have an extradition treaty that applies in such cases. 15:22:23 LN059-013 SEGMENT [7] 1995/03/22 ************************************************ 00:10:08 madrid spain al kassar found not guilty in court for supply of arms to achille lauro hijack, court pix, i/v, v sign as leaves 15:24:02 LN209-010 SEGMENT [18] 1992/06/04 ************************************************ 00:31:49 pam am 103 investigation libya suspects syria born al kassar still photo file pix lockerbie crash site aerial of marbella marbella spain aerial of al kassar villa interior of madrid airport
Monnaie (37): parents of pupils protest before academic inspection
Loire Bretagne
LONDON FEED: AL KASSAR HOUSE SEARCH & OLDER FOOTAGE
June 8, 2007 LONDON: POLICE SEARCH HOUSE OF ARMS DEALEER AL-KASSAR, OLD AL-KASSAR CLIPS NY2/X80/Slugged: 1520 KASSAR X80 15:18:52 ++Spain Syria Friday, 8 June 2007 STORY:++Spain Syria- NEW Police search house of arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar after arrest LENGTH: 02:17 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Spain TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: EFE STORY NUMBER: 525671 DATELINE: Marbella, 8 June 2007 LENGTH: 02:17 SHOTLIST: Marbella, Spain, 8 June 2007 1. Wide of tennis court 2. Various of exterior of house 3. Slow zoom from behind fence to house 4. Exterior of house 5. Wide of gates with guard dogs barking behind 6.Police letting man through gates 7. Various police cars arriving 8. Various masked Policeman guarding gates 9. Convoy of cars entering compound 10. Shot through gap in gate entrance of individuals getting out of cars (man in grey suit jacket holding paper is suspect Monzer al-Kassar) 11. Various of journalists outside house STORYLINE A wealthy Syrian arms dealer previously accused of supplying arms to militants in several nations including Iraq and Somalia has been arrested in Spain on charges he plotted to supply millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian rebels, US officials said Friday. The arrest followed an international sting operation in which undercover agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration convinced Monzer al-Kassar that they wanted to buy surface-to-air missile systems, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, thousands of machine guns and millions of rounds of ammunition for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a rebel army classified in the United States as a terrorist group. The 61-year-old Al-Kassar and his cohorts believed "the arms deal was absolutely real", US Attorney Michael Garcia said at a news conference. The defendant, a longtime resident of Spain, was arrested on Thursday evening at Madrid's Barajas airport after he arrived on a flight from the southern resort city of Malaga, officials said. On Friday, investigators searched his palatial home in Marbella, near Malaga. Two other men indicted in Manhattan's US District Court, Tareq Mousa al Ghazi and Luis Filipe Moreno Godoy, were arrested in Romania, officials said. During the sting, more than 400-thousand US dollars wer wired from New York to Spain as down payment, but no weapons ever changed hands, officials said. The indictment said al-Kassar had provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Al-Kassar's weapons-trafficking business included "an international network of criminal associates, front companies and bank accounts," the indictment said. In addition to "bombings, massacres, kidnappings and other acts of violence within Colombia," the revolutionary group, known as FARC, is "the world's largest supplier of cocaine," the indictment said. Al-Kassar is also reportedly on the Iraqi government's most-wanted list for allegedly arming insurgents, and has been accused of aiding militants in many of the world's bloodiest conflicts. He stood trial in Spain in 1995 on charges he supplied assault rifles used by Palestinian militants in the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, but was acquitted for lack of evidence. The indictment said al-Kassar has provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Al-Kassar went before a Spanish judge in Madrid on Friday. There were no immediate details on extradition proceedings, though Spain and the United States do have an extradition treaty that applies in such cases. 15:22:23 LN059-013 SEGMENT [7] 1995/03/22 ************************************************ 00:10:08 madrid spain al kassar found not guilty in court for supply of arms to achille lauro hijack, court pix, i/v, v sign as leaves 15:24:02 LN209-010 SEGMENT [18] 1992/06/04 ************************************************ 00:31:49 pam am 103 investigation libya suspects syria born al kassar still photo file pix lockerbie crash site aerial of marbella marbella spain aerial of al kassar villa interior of madrid airport
Situation in Bhopal 20 years after the disaster
A2 / France 2
US Spain Arms - Police search house of arms dealer, presser
NAME: US SPAIN ARMS 20070608I TAPE: EF07/0680 IN_TIME: 10:31:42:12 DURATION: 00:02:29:15 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION & PHOTOS/EFE DATELINE: Various - 8 June 2007/ File RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST EFE - No Access Spain Marbella, Spain - 8 June 2007 1. Various exteriors of house 2. Convoy of cars entering compound, masked police officers close gates 3. View through gap in gate of police and individuals inside compound (man in grey suit jacket holding paper is suspect Monzer al-Kassar) AP Photos - No Access Canada/Internet FILE: Marbella, Spain - 29 May 1998 4. STILL: Monzer al-Kassar at his home AP Television News New York, USA - 8 June 2007 5. Wide of news conference at US Attorney's office 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Garcia, US Attorney for Southern District of New York: "It's important to note that for Kassar, for the co-defendants involved here, the arms deal was absolutely real. They demonstrated both their willingness to support a terrorist organisation, as well as their capacity to do so. They knew the weapons they agreed to sell were destined for a terrorist organisation. They knew the arms were going to be used to kill Americans, and because of the great work of DEA and its law enforcements partners around the world, yesterday Kassar and his co-defendants met face-to-face with law enforcement and will be brought to justice here in New York." 7. Mid of map showing Kassar's alleged arms dealings 8. Pan of map, with alleged route of arms from Romania to Colombia 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Karen Tandy, Administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): "Al-Kassar has funded and armed factions in a host of the world's hotspots such as Iran and Iraq. Where others see suffering, chaos, and conflict, Kassar sees opportunity and dollar signs. Monzer al-Kassar may not be a household name in America, yet, like he is around the rest of the world, but he is nonetheless a very grave threat to the United States." 10. Wide of news conference STORYLINE: A wealthy Syrian arms dealer previously accused of arming militants in several countries including Iraq and Somalia has been arrested in Spain on charges he plotted to supply millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian rebels, US officials said on Friday. The arrest followed an international sting operation in which undercover agents with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) convinced Monzer al-Kassar that they wanted to buy weapons and ammunition for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The 61-year-old Al-Kassar and his associates believed "the arms deal was absolutely real," US Attorney Michael Garcia said at a news conference. "They demonstrated their willingness to support a terrorist organisation and their capacity to do so." The defendant, a longtime resident of Spain, was arrested on Thursday evening at Madrid's Barajas airport after he arrived on a flight from the southern resort city of Malaga, officials said. On Friday, investigators searched his palatial home in Marbella, near Malaga. "Al-Kassar has funded and armed factions in a host of the world's hotspots such as Iran and Iraq. Where others see suffering, chaos, and conflict, Kassar sees opportunity and dollar signs," said DEA administrator Karen Tandy. Two other men indicted in Manhattan's US District Court, Tareq Mousa al Ghazi and Luis Filipe Moreno Godoy, were arrested in Romania, officials said. During the sting, more than 400-thousand US dollars was wired from New York to Spain as down payment, but no weapons ever changed hands, officials said. The indictment said al-Kassar has provided weapons and military equipment to violent factions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Cyprus, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. Al-Kassar's weapons-trafficking business included "an international network of criminal associates, front companies and bank accounts," the indictment said. In addition to "bombings, massacres, kidnappings and other acts of violence within Colombia," the revolutionary group, known as FARC, is "the world's largest supplier of cocaine," the indictment said. Al-Kassar is also reportedly on the Iraqi government's most-wanted list for allegedly arming insurgents, and has been accused of aiding militants in many of the world's bloodiest conflicts. He stood trial in Spain in 1995 on charges he supplied assault rifles used by Palestinian militants in the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, but was acquitted for lack of evidence. Al-Kassar went before a Spanish judge in Madrid on Friday. There were no immediate details on extradition proceedings, though Spain and the United States do have an extradition treaty that applies in such cases.
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A2 / France 2
US Arms - Suspected arms dealer charged with supplying Colombian rebels
NAME: US ARMS 20080613I TAPE: EF08/0619 IN_TIME: 11:20:20:09 DURATION: 00:02:24:13 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: New York City - 13 June 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Wide of pier 2. Close up of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer 3. Wide of heliport with sign reading (English) "Downtown Manhattan Heliport" 4. New York City police boat 5. Helicopter landing 6. DEA agents waiting by helipad 7. Suspected Syrian arms dealer, Monzer al-Kassar being helped out of helicopter and led to car in handcuffs 8. DEA agent waiting, police vehicle driving away 9. Various of courthouse STORYLINE: A suspected Syrian arms dealer, Monzer al-Kassar, who was detained last year in a US undercover operation, was extradited to the United States on Friday, according to the US Embassy. Al-Kassar arrived in New York City via helicopter on Friday afternoon. He was flanked by federal agents on his way to Manhattan Federal Court where he was scheduled to make an initial appearance. A long-time resident of Spain, al-Kassar was arrested in Madrid in June 2007 as part of a sting operation. The United States claims al-Kassar plotted to supply weapons to Colombia's FARC leftist rebels, which the United States and other countries classify as a terrorist group. Spain's National Court approved the extradition in October and after al-Kassar lost a series of appeals, the Spanish government gave final approval last week. As a condition for the extradition, the United States agreed not to seek the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole, because Spanish law does not allow for either of those forms of punishment. In his appeal, al-Kassar argued that the charges against him were of dubious legality, and that the United States had racist and political motives in pursuing him. But in rejecting the appeal, a panel of National Court judges said that he had been a known arms trafficker since the 1970s and had provided weapons to armed groups in countries including Nicaragua, Brazil, Bosnia, Iran and Iraq. The United States says that in the sting operation, undercover DEA officers arranged a fictitious deal with al-Kassar, convincing him they represented rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. They said they wanted to buy surface-to-air missile systems, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, thousands of machine guns and (m) millions of rounds of ammunition for the group to take down US helicopters aiding Colombia's battle against drug traffickers. The US indictment charges al-Kassar with conspiring to support terrorists, conspiring to kill American soldiers, conspiring to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles and money laundering. Al-Kassar has lived in the Spanish resort town of Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for many years. He stood trial in Spain in 1995 on charges of supplying assault rifles to Palestinian militants in the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, in which one American was killed, but was acquitted for lack of evidence.
New album by Charles Aznavour
A2 / France 2
US ATTORNEY MICHAEL GARCIA PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday, June 8, 2007 US ATTORNEY, MICHAEL GARCIA PRESSER ON MONZER AL-KASSAR'S CAPTURING NY2/ X78 Slugged: 1235 US ATTY X78 12:38:10 Arms Deal bulletin, ts Michael Garcia 12:38:24 good morning.Karen Tandy(sp), arrests Monzer Al-Kassar 12:38:28 I'm here to announce the arrest of Kassar on charges of terrorism and trafficking 12:38:46 the Spanish police arrested him in Madrid. 12:38:56 those arrests were in Bucharest. Executing the sale of high power weapons 12:39:40 as a result. 12:39:57 acc to five count indictment in Feb of this year Kassar, Morenno, began meeting with two men in Columbia 12:40:17 they expressed an interest in purchasing millions in dollars of weapons. They began planning how to execute this deal. 12:40:43 2400 hand grenades. These were designed to take down US helicopters. They were expected to receive 8 million dollars. 12:41:11 he offered to supply quantities of C4 explosives. 12:41:29 he goes over to chart to show how the transaction worked. 12:42:44 what you have is an outline of what is going on, money from NY, Kassar's home, where weapons were being reproduced. 12:43:15 it's important to note fro Kassar the arms deal was real. Willingness to support terrorists and capacity to do so. They knew the arms were going to be used to kill Americans. 12:43:45 yesterday they met face to face and will be brought to justice in NY. 12:44:00 they arrested Kassar in Madrid Intl airport. 12:44:17 this morning the police searched his home in Spain. 12:44:31 most importantly I would like to thank the DEA and their work on this investigation. 12:44:47 on that note a great honor to introduce Karen Tandy Karen Tandy 12:45:26 kassar has funded and hosted many 12:45:37 Kasssar sees opportunity and dollar signs. 12:45:48 he is nonetheless a grave threat to the US. He has counted some of america's greatest enemies as friends. He funds and arms terrorist. On an ideology of hatred and America and what we stand for and sometimes for greed. 12:46:29 for more than 3 decades. It took resourcefulness of DEA and our partners to make this day happen. 12:47:31 it took three decades to bring Kassar to justice. 12:47:42 this investigation employed the same strategy year DEA uses every day. 12:48:04 DEA in this case was successful and in negotiating these terrorists and funding 12:48:22 it was those conversations b/w DEA, its sources, and Kassar that we discovered his intentions to arm terrorists with weapons. 12:49:58 thank you Q & A Garcia 12:50:12 if you look at specifications you will see that the weapons were intended to be used against American forces. 12:50:40 the defendents belive that the weapons were intended for the terrorists Tandy 12:51:19 DEA has been operating for more than 40 yrs. We represent the largest agency with international informants. 12:51:41 the sources that we have around the world are the people that assisted us. Garcia 12:52:09 about 400,000 dollars US, no weapons were delivered. 12:52:29 I would not want to comment. Tandy 12:52:40 you're dealing with a prolific arms trafficker who funds and supports terrorism around the world. Take them down so they wouldn't continue to support terrorism. Garcia 12:53:17 it's anticipatory. The first defendant would be brought to the US. Those are venue provisions in the indictment. 12:53:43 that will depend on Romanian and Spanish authorities. 12:54:02 there's no connection b/w the charges in this case and the arrest warrant issued by Iraqi gov. 12:54:47 I wouldn't comment beyond the charges in this indictment. 12:55:06 the arrests were yesterday, the searches were done today Tandy 12:55:23 this is a great day for someone who considered himself untouchable is sitting in a jail cell in Spain with cuffs on. He has not been here and it was incredible fete that DEA along with US Attorney's office were able to take him down. 12:56:20 goes over to posters and explains Tandy 12:57:31 that's entirely characteristic of someone who considers himself untouchable Garcia 12:57:57 I think this is a terrific day. Counter-terrorism effort. Thank you. 12:58:15 they exit. 12:58:44 TS of posters 12:58:50 pan from NY to Spain and Romania
Monaco News of Friday 26 January 2001
Institut audiovisuel de Monaco
US ATTORNEY MICHAEL GARCIA PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday, June 8, 2007 US ATTORNEY, MICHAEL GARCIA PRESSER ON MONZER AL-KASSAR'S CAPTURING NY2/ X78 Slugged: 1235 US ATTY X78 12:38:10 Arms Deal bulletin, ts Michael Garcia 12:38:24 good morning.Karen Tandy(sp), arrests Monzer Al-Kassar 12:38:28 I'm here to announce the arrest of Kassar on charges of terrorism and trafficking 12:38:46 the Spanish police arrested him in Madrid. 12:38:56 those arrests were in Bucharest. Executing the sale of high power weapons 12:39:40 as a result. 12:39:57 acc to five count indictment in Feb of this year Kassar, Morenno, began meeting with two men in Columbia 12:40:17 they expressed an interest in purchasing millions in dollars of weapons. They began planning how to execute this deal. 12:40:43 2400 hand grenades. These were designed to take down US helicopters. They were expected to receive 8 million dollars. 12:41:11 he offered to supply quantities of C4 explosives. 12:41:29 he goes over to chart to show how the transaction worked. 12:42:44 what you have is an outline of what is going on, money from NY, Kassar's home, where weapons were being reproduced. 12:43:15 it's important to note fro Kassar the arms deal was real. Willingness to support terrorists and capacity to do so. They knew the arms were going to be used to kill Americans. 12:43:45 yesterday they met face to face and will be brought to justice in NY. 12:44:00 they arrested Kassar in Madrid Intl airport. 12:44:17 this morning the police searched his home in Spain. 12:44:31 most importantly I would like to thank the DEA and their work on this investigation. 12:44:47 on that note a great honor to introduce Karen Tandy Karen Tandy 12:45:26 kassar has funded and hosted many 12:45:37 Kasssar sees opportunity and dollar signs. 12:45:48 he is nonetheless a grave threat to the US. He has counted some of america's greatest enemies as friends. He funds and arms terrorist. On an ideology of hatred and America and what we stand for and sometimes for greed. 12:46:29 for more than 3 decades. It took resourcefulness of DEA and our partners to make this day happen. 12:47:31 it took three decades to bring Kassar to justice. 12:47:42 this investigation employed the same strategy year DEA uses every day. 12:48:04 DEA in this case was successful and in negotiating these terrorists and funding 12:48:22 it was those conversations b/w DEA, its sources, and Kassar that we discovered his intentions to arm terrorists with weapons. 12:49:58 thank you Q & A Garcia 12:50:12 if you look at specifications you will see that the weapons were intended to be used against American forces. 12:50:40 the defendents belive that the weapons were intended for the terrorists Tandy 12:51:19 DEA has been operating for more than 40 yrs. We represent the largest agency with international informants. 12:51:41 the sources that we have around the world are the people that assisted us. Garcia 12:52:09 about 400,000 dollars US, no weapons were delivered. 12:52:29 I would not want to comment. Tandy 12:52:40 you're dealing with a prolific arms trafficker who funds and supports terrorism around the world. Take them down so they wouldn't continue to support terrorism. Garcia 12:53:17 it's anticipatory. The first defendant would be brought to the US. Those are venue provisions in the indictment. 12:53:43 that will depend on Romanian and Spanish authorities. 12:54:02 there's no connection b/w the charges in this case and the arrest warrant issued by Iraqi gov. 12:54:47 I wouldn't comment beyond the charges in this indictment. 12:55:06 the arrests were yesterday, the searches were done today Tandy 12:55:23 this is a great day for someone who considered himself untouchable is sitting in a jail cell in Spain with cuffs on. He has not been here and it was incredible fete that DEA along with US Attorney's office were able to take him down. 12:56:20 goes over to posters and explains Tandy 12:57:31 that's entirely characteristic of someone who considers himself untouchable Garcia 12:57:57 I think this is a terrific day. Counter-terrorism effort. Thank you. 12:58:15 they exit. 12:58:44 TS of posters 12:58:50 pan from NY to Spain and Romania
[MONACO - LEBANON: ECONOMIC MISSION BACK]
Institut audiovisuel de Monaco
US ATTORNEY MICHAEL GARCIA PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday, June 8, 2007 US ATTORNEY, MICHAEL GARCIA PRESSER ON MONZER AL-KASSAR'S CAPTURING NY2/ X78 Slugged: 1235 US ATTY X78 12:38:10 Arms Deal bulletin, ts Michael Garcia 12:38:24 good morning.Karen Tandy(sp), arrests Monzer Al-Kassar 12:38:28 I'm here to announce the arrest of Kassar on charges of terrorism and trafficking 12:38:46 the Spanish police arrested him in Madrid. 12:38:56 those arrests were in Bucharest. Executing the sale of high power weapons 12:39:40 as a result. 12:39:57 acc to five count indictment in Feb of this year Kassar, Morenno, began meeting with two men in Columbia 12:40:17 they expressed an interest in purchasing millions in dollars of weapons. They began planning how to execute this deal. 12:40:43 2400 hand grenades. These were designed to take down US helicopters. They were expected to receive 8 million dollars. 12:41:11 he offered to supply quantities of C4 explosives. 12:41:29 he goes over to chart to show how the transaction worked. 12:42:44 what you have is an outline of what is going on, money from NY, Kassar's home, where weapons were being reproduced. 12:43:15 it's important to note fro Kassar the arms deal was real. Willingness to support terrorists and capacity to do so. They knew the arms were going to be used to kill Americans. 12:43:45 yesterday they met face to face and will be brought to justice in NY. 12:44:00 they arrested Kassar in Madrid Intl airport. 12:44:17 this morning the police searched his home in Spain. 12:44:31 most importantly I would like to thank the DEA and their work on this investigation. 12:44:47 on that note a great honor to introduce Karen Tandy Karen Tandy 12:45:26 kassar has funded and hosted many 12:45:37 Kasssar sees opportunity and dollar signs. 12:45:48 he is nonetheless a grave threat to the US. He has counted some of america's greatest enemies as friends. He funds and arms terrorist. On an ideology of hatred and America and what we stand for and sometimes for greed. 12:46:29 for more than 3 decades. It took resourcefulness of DEA and our partners to make this day happen. 12:47:31 it took three decades to bring Kassar to justice. 12:47:42 this investigation employed the same strategy year DEA uses every day. 12:48:04 DEA in this case was successful and in negotiating these terrorists and funding 12:48:22 it was those conversations b/w DEA, its sources, and Kassar that we discovered his intentions to arm terrorists with weapons. 12:49:58 thank you Q & A Garcia 12:50:12 if you look at specifications you will see that the weapons were intended to be used against American forces. 12:50:40 the defendents belive that the weapons were intended for the terrorists Tandy 12:51:19 DEA has been operating for more than 40 yrs. We represent the largest agency with international informants. 12:51:41 the sources that we have around the world are the people that assisted us. Garcia 12:52:09 about 400,000 dollars US, no weapons were delivered. 12:52:29 I would not want to comment. Tandy 12:52:40 you're dealing with a prolific arms trafficker who funds and supports terrorism around the world. Take them down so they wouldn't continue to support terrorism. Garcia 12:53:17 it's anticipatory. The first defendant would be brought to the US. Those are venue provisions in the indictment. 12:53:43 that will depend on Romanian and Spanish authorities. 12:54:02 there's no connection b/w the charges in this case and the arrest warrant issued by Iraqi gov. 12:54:47 I wouldn't comment beyond the charges in this indictment. 12:55:06 the arrests were yesterday, the searches were done today Tandy 12:55:23 this is a great day for someone who considered himself untouchable is sitting in a jail cell in Spain with cuffs on. He has not been here and it was incredible fete that DEA along with US Attorney's office were able to take him down. 12:56:20 goes over to posters and explains Tandy 12:57:31 that's entirely characteristic of someone who considers himself untouchable Garcia 12:57:57 I think this is a terrific day. Counter-terrorism effort. Thank you. 12:58:15 they exit. 12:58:44 TS of posters 12:58:50 pan from NY to Spain and Romania
Monaco TV news of Tuesday 11 July 2000
Institut audiovisuel de Monaco