107th Congress, 2nd Session Washington, D.C Should the United States do more to help U.S. citizens held against their will in Saudi Arabia? June 12, 2002.
Congressional Hearing: Should the United States do more to help U.S. citizens held against their will in Saudi Arabia?
- Chairman Dan Burton’s Opening Statement
- Statement of Ryan Crocker – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
- Letter from former Ambassador Raymond Mabus to Chairman Burton (PDF, 276k)
- Statement of Daniel Pipes
- Statement of Doug Bandow
Developments since the June 12th Hearing
Letter to Saudi Foreign Minister (PDF)
Chairman Burton sent a letter to the Saudi Foreign Minister seeking to speak to him about the Americans being held in Saudi Arabia.
Letter to President Bush (PDF)
Following the Congressional hearing on June 12th, 2002 on the plight of American women and children trapped in Saudi Arabia, Committee Members signed a letter to President Bush, urging him to come to the defense of these innocent citizens.The letter asked the President to personally encourage Crown Prince Abdullah “in the strongest terms” to resolve the cases of Patricia Roush, Monica Stowers, and others.
2nd Letter to President Bush
13 Members signed another letter to President Bush requesting that he direct the State Department to withhold visas from the Saudi kidnappers and their families who wish to travel to the United States.