ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The continued opposition from Iraq to Americans on the United Nations weapons inspections teams noted.
(State Department; David Ensor) Threats from Iraq against American U-2 planes and the status of the standoff examined. [UN chief weapons inspector Richard BUTLER - says equipment has been moved.] [President CLINTON - comments.] [Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Tariq AZIZ - defends Iraq's position.] The options for "firm action" from the United Nations discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Amman: Sheila MacVicar) The problems for the US-led coalition against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed; details given of the positions of the Arab states and Russia, who are opposed to military confrontation with Iraq and of France, which opposes sanctions. [UN envoy Lakhdar BRAHIMI - comments.]
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