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Biological Warfare / Iraq #118527

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 18, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Update on last night's report on development of biological warfare weaponry by Iraq given. Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Story on Iran's attempts to develop biological weapons featured; details given from documents acquired when United States captured Iranian mine-laying ship in Persian Gulf in 1987, scenes shown. Extent of Iran's attempted acquisition of materials needed to produce biological weapons outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmt. from Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin Netanyahu with regard to issue of biological weapons in Iraq quoted. Report introduced.

(New York City: Charles Glass) Problem of trying to contain development of biological weapons by Middle East countries reported; details given of problems of inspection, enforcement and military action; scenes shown of people killed by Iraq's chemical weapons and from SPOT Image Corporation satellite photograph of possible plant site.

Glass, Charles;
McWethy, John;
Jennings, Peter

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