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Iraq / Nuclear Weapons / United Nations Inspection / Bush #137081

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(UN: John McWethy) Refusal of United Nations inspectors to leave without documents on nuclear weapons that Iraq wanted them to leave behind featured; details given of what is in the documents. [UN's Rolf EKEUS - comments.] [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - says Iraq is concealing its weapons programs.] Charges by Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz that United Nations inspectors are American spies noted. [International Atomic Energy Agency David KYD - responds.] Latest positions on the document standoff cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fact that United Nations inspection team is in Baghdad now surrounded by Iraqi security forces noted. [In telephone interview from site, United Nations inspection team's David KAY - says we are unwilling to turn documents over to the Iraqis.] Videotape shot by inspection team last June 28 shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Restatement by President Bush that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's actions against United Nations inspection are unacceptable featured; scenes shown of Bush at United Nations with Soviet foreign minister Boris Pankin and others. [BUSH - says there is no deadline, but it is serious business.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement by the official in charge of Iraq's compliance with the United Nations resolutions that Iraq no longer has the ability to produce nuclear or biological weapons reported.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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