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Iraq / Border Troop Movement #150801

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The continuing buildup of American troops in the region until President Saddam Hussein pulls his Iraqi troops out of the southern border with Kuwait featured; statistics on the number of troops and planes in readiness outlined on screen; spy satellite photos of the Iraqi forces shown. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John SHALIKASHVILI - says there are indications of troop movement out; evaluates the Iraqi move.] The United States said floating the idea of a buffer zone in southern Iraq before the UN.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Reports of a split within Iraq's leadership over the troop movement examined; scenes shown from Iraqi TV of Iraq's deployed soldiers and weapons. The position of Iraqi minister Tariq Aziz relationship of the trop movement and the lifting of UN sanctions outlined. [UN special commission Rolf EKEUS - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John

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