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Iraq / Kurds / United States Military #168774

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1996
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The readiness of United States military forces for a possible retaliatory strike against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, whose armies have moved into the Kurdish region in northern Iraq, featured; scenes shown from Irbil, which is in the "safe area." [British foreign secretary Malcolm RIFKIND - assesses Hussein's motives.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - gives President Clinton's position.] The likely use by the United States of cruise missiles against Iraqi military sites noted. [ABC News consultant Tony CORDESMAN - comments.] Presidential candidate Bob Dole noted making Iraq an issue on the campaign trail. [DOLE - says Saddam has been testing American leadership.]

(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(On the northern Iraqi border: Linda Pattillo) The rivalry between the two main Kurdish factions, the Patriotic Union of Kurdestan and the Kurdish Democratic Party, examined; videotape of Iraqi troops shown. [Kurdish Democratic Party Hoshar ZEBARI, voice of Patriotic Union of Kurdestan Jalal TALABANI - offer different descriptions of what is happening in Irbil.]

(Studio: Catherine Crier) The rise in oil prices due to the problems in Iraq reported.

Crier, Catherine;
McWethy, John;
Pattillo, Linda

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