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Iraq / United Nations Inspection / United States Protection #136973

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Preparations by United States to protect UN helicopters flying inspections over Iraq featured. [In Grand Canyon, Arizona, President BUSH, National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - say US is determined to make Iraqi President Saddam Hussein comply with UN resolutions.] Reaction in Congress to reports that United States might renew bombing of Iraq detailed. [Senators Alfonse D'AMATO, Edward KENNEDY, Representative Les ASPIN - support actions against Iraq.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Views of Iraq and the United Nations on the matter reviewed. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Dennis Troute) State of American military readiness examined. [82nd Airborne Spec. Charles McFADDEN - talks about getting ready.] United States intelligence belief that Iraq is blocking United Nations inspection because it has a lot of weaponry to hide noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Role of American troops still in the Persian Gulf region mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:04:50

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