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Iraq / Shiites / No-Fly Zone #143095

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Establishment by the US, Britain and France of a "no-fly" zone in southern Iraq to protect Shiite Moslems featured. [President BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has used helicopters and planes to strafe civilians in the south.] Background to the decision and the question of the politics behind Bush's decision noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) United States plans for patrolling the skies over southern Iraq and the reasons for setting up the no-fly zone at this time detailed. [Joint Chiefs of Staff Lieutenant General Martin BRANDTNER - comments.] [Foreign policy analyst Nathaniel KERN - says the goal is to bring down Saddam.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) Reaction of the Iraqi government and people to the announcement of a no-fly zone featured; scenes shown from the Shiite villages in the south. [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - says the council of ministers denounces the plan.] Iraq noted removing its planes from the zone.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter;
Zelnick, Bob

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