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Bosnia / Civil War / Sarajevo / NATO Policy #152052

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sarajevo: Tony Birtley) A quiet day in Sarajevo the day after the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ultimatum to the Serbs featured; scenes shown of the United Nations deploying in a devastated area of the city. [Bosnian SOLDIER, United Nations commander general Michael ROSE - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of another round of peace talks to end the Bosnian war reported; scenes shown of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who threatened to walk out unless the United Nations investigated who fired the mortar shell into the marketplace on Saturday.

(Aboard the carrier Saratoga in the Adriatic Sea: Bob Zelnick) The use of United States planes in monitoring the Sarajevo region for NATO in preparation for possible air strikes featured; scenes shown of US warplanes leaving the USS Saratoga. [Navy pilot Colonel Dan MOORE, Air Force pilot Captain John BORNEMAN - assess the difficulties of an air strike mission.] The limits of an air strike detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the Russian ambassador to the United Nations Yuli Vorontsov that Russia is opposed to any attack on the Serbs reported.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's inability to reach Russian President Boris Yeltsin featured. [Twice, CLINTON - says he hopes to reach Yeltsin.] The view that Yeltsin may be avoiding Clinton so as not to appear to acquiesce to the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mission against the Serbs outlined. [CLINTON - likens Sarajevo to the Humpty Dumpty of Bosnia.]

Birtley, Tony;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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