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Iraq / Weapons Inspections #170528

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Gillian Findlay) Announcement by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that United Nations weapons inspectors will be barred from visiting the "sovereign" presidential palaces featured; scenes shown of masked commandos marching through Baghdad. [Iraqi foreign minister Mohammed al-SAHAF - comments.] [Inspections team leader Nils CARLSTROM - complains about an anti-US sign.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) White House statement in response to the news from Iraq quoted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer; Pentagon: John McWethy) The seriousness of this latest confrontation over weapons inspections discussed; another threat to shoot down a U-2 spy plane noted.

Findlay, Gillian;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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