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Bosnia / Civil War / Sarajevo / International Community #160139

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sarajevo: Tony Birtley) Actions taken by the Bosnian Serbs that indicate their hostile response to the international community, which is uncertain as to what to do next, featured; scenes shown of more UN peacekeepers being held captive by the Serbs. [UN spokesman Alexander IVANKO - says international law is being disregarded.] [UN profor spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gary COWARD - cites Serb use of stolen United Nations tanks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sardinia, Italy: John McWethy) The preparations by United States Marines now stationed off the coast of Bosnia featured; ABC News exclusive film shown of the commandos training for possible fighting in Bosnia. [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY, Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - outline the administration's position on the possibility of assisting the United Nations forces in Bosnia.] The military abilities of the Marine unit shown training explained. [Corporal Antonio BORJAS, Lieutenant Larry LANDON - comment.] [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) must solve the hostage problem.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from German Chancellor Helmut Kohl about the Bosnian crisis quoted.

(Nordvik, the Netherlands: David Ensor) The options being considered by the Western allies examined; scenes shown of British troops arriving to reinforce the United Nations contingent. [Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Willy CLAES - criticize the conduct of the Serbs.] Several options open to the United Nations and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces in the former Yugoslavia reviewed. [British Prime Minister John MAJOR - outlines the role for British troops.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Croatia shown holding its first military parade since its independence from Yugoslavia.

Birtley, Tony;
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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