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US-Iraq Relations / United Nations Weapons Inspection / Baghdad / Bush #142492

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Crisis between the United States and Iraq over its refusal to cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors featured; details given of preparations of an allied bombing campaign that would strike at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's military powers. [Iraqi ambassador to UN Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - says the crisis will be solved.] [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - says Iraq is defying the United Nations resolution.] [US special commission on Iraq Rolf EKEUS - comments.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Statement from Fitzwater about the seriousness of the situation noted.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Preparations in Iraq for the possibility of another war examined; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad. [Three IRAQIS, SHOPKEEPER - (thru translator) comment on the situation.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Columbia, Missouri: Brit Hume) Impact of the new crisis in Iraq on the campaigning President Bush featured; scenes shown from the campaign '92 trail of Bush pitching horseshoes. [At Ohio rally, BUSH - recalls kicking Saddam out of Kuwait.] [Later, BUSH - says there is no time frame for military action.] Crowd of MIA/POW families shown chanting for Bush to tell them the truth. [BUSH - tells the crowd to shut up.]

Hume, Brit;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Zelnick, Bob

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