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Campaign '92 / Bush and Iraq / United Nations Compromise #142549

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 27, 1992
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Agreement ending the crisis over the UN weapons inspections of the Iraqi agricultural ministry building reviewed.

(Menasha, WI: Ann Compton) Effort by campaigning President Bush to focus on foreign policy issues in the wake of recent events with Iraq featured. [BUSH - campaigns on the issue of trust in the commander-in- chief.] [Governor John ENGLER - says America cannot afford the untested Bill Clinton.] Statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater critical of Clinton's approach to foreign policy quoted. [BUSH - talks about standing up to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Reaction of Bush's advisers to Hussein's ability to control the crisis agenda examined; details given of the limitations of the agreed upon compromise. [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - calls it a hollow victory.] Other areas in which Iraq is not living up to United Nations sanctions listed. [State Department spokesman Joe SNYDER - says all options remain open.] This weekend's military preparations outlined. Pentagon doubts and United Nations reluctance to resume bombing campaigns against Iraq noted.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) United Nations special commission's Rolf Ekeus noted admitting he no longer hopes to find anything incriminating when the UN inspectors return to Baghdad.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Reaction in Iraq to the agreement with the United Nations featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - (thru translator) says Iraq stood firm against United States threats and that Bush acted like a bully to increase his support at home.] Possibility of more confrontations and a war noted.

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Zelnick, Bob

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