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Iraq / Showdown / United Nations Agreement / The Reaction / Baghdad #178238

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 22, 1998
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Announcement by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan that he has a deal with Iraq to avert war with the United States examined; scenes shown from Baghdad; details given of the issue of a time limit on access to presidential palaces that was discussed by Annan and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [UN spokesman Fred ECKHARD - comments on the agreement.] The uncertainty over what Iraq gets out of the deal discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Karla Davis) The cautious reaction of President Clinton's administration to the Annan deal examined; details given of his talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about the deal. [On This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - cites the primacy of United States national interests.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Mike von Fremd) The continuing United States military buildup in the Persian Gulf reviewed; scenes shown of sailors and soldiers leaving for the gulf. [Two SOLDIERS, soldier's wife Nicole WHITT - talk about the job and their concerns.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Morton Dean) The reaction in Iraq to news of the agreement with the United Nations featured; scenes shown from Baghdad, where Iraq civilians stated their views.

Brown, Aaron;
Davis, Karla;
Dean, Morton;
MacVicar, Sheila;
von Fremd, Mike

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