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Iraq / Diplomacy and Military Options #178182

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) The deal brokered by the Russians allowing UN weapons inspections of some of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces outlined. [Iraqi deputy foreign minister Riyad al- QEISI - denies the Russians' announcement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(In the Persian Gulf: David Ensor) The reaction of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the Russian compromise examined. [In Saudi Arabia, ALBRIGHT - calls the proposals piecemeal.] Saudi Arabia's reluctance to support a strike against Saddam noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Proposal by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan that Iraq be allowed to sell double the amount of oil in the oil-for-food program reported.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila

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