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Iraq-US Relations / Clinton Speech #178126

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Plans for United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to go to Iraq noted.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) Tough speech at the Pentagon from President Clinton about Iraq presented. [CLINTON - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein threatens the stability of the region and must agree to free, unfettered access to weapons inspections sites or he will be to blame for the consequences; admits military operations cannot destroy all the weapons of mass destruction.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Saddam that he will make a legitimate effort to defuse the conflict if Annan comes with an open mind noted.

(UN: David Ensor) The reaction of the administration to Annan's prospective visit to Iraq explained.

Donaldson, Sam;
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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