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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Chinese Embassy / Refugees #186570

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1999
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Ron Claiborne) NATO's mistaken bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, during heavy air strikes featured; scenes shown of the bombed-out buildings. [Serb paramilitary leader Zeljko RAZNJATOVIC {aka ARKAN} - (thru translator) denies a connection to the bombed hotel.] [Serbian deputy Prime Minister Milovan BOJIC - (thru translator) criticizes the "criminal bombardment."] March in Belgrade by Chinese nationals shown.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Christine Nielsen) The angry in reaction China to the Belgrade embassy bombing featured; scenes shown of anti-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) protests outside the US Embassy in Beijing, China.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) NATO's response to the mistaken bombing noted.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing of the Chinese Embassy examined; details given of the misidentification of the embassy building by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) planners. [President CLINTON - says someone has to stand up against ethnic cleansing.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Javier SOLANA - says the bombing was a mistake.] [At the UN, Chinese ambassador to United Nations QIN Huansun - (thru translator) says the bombing is a war crime.] [UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN - comments.] How the embassy bombing will complicate the diplomatic maneuvering over Kosovo discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Murder of a member of the Kosovo Albanian delegation at the recent peace talks in France reported; scenes shown from the Morini border in Albania, where refugees continued to cross from southwest Kosovo.

Brown, Aaron;
Claiborne, Ron;
Nielsen, Christine;
Raddatz, Martha

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