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Iraq-US Relations / Annan Diplomacy #178221

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 21, 1998
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) The intense series of talks between UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and senior Iraqi representatives designed at preventing an American military strike featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [UN spokesman Ahmed FAWZI - comments on Annan's mission.] [With foreign diplomats, ANNAN - asks for support.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Anti-US protests in Jordan, the West Bank, and Cairo, Egypt, shown.

(Pentagon: Mike von Fremd) United States readiness for military action if diplomacy fails outlined; anti-war demonstrations in Washington, DC, featured. [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - comments on the administration's military plan.] [ABC military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - outlines what Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could do with biological weapons.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Coverage of the Iraqi crisis on This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts noted.

Brown, Aaron;
MacVicar, Sheila;
von Fremd, Mike

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