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Iraq / Persian Gulf War / Hussein / Nuclear Weapons / United Nations Inspections #340729

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 13, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Persian Gulf war recalled; wartime scenes shown of American weaponry and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [On January 3, President BUSH - expresses hope that Iraqi people will rid themselves of Hussein.] [US Air Force Major General Buster GLOSSON - talks about Hussein as American target during the war.] White House reported asking Pentagon for a plan last month to help support a coup against Hussein; Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell's arguments against it noted. [January 11 on "American Interests", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - talks about Hussein remaining in power.] Discussion held about the likelihood of a United States military operation in Iraq.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London: Barry Petersen) Iraq's nuclear weapons program featured; in 1989, Iraq reported to begin getting from German companies parts for gas centrifuges used to enrich uranium for atomic weapons. [Nuclear physicist John HASSARD - comments.] United Nations inspectors reported told the parts had been destroyed when they confronted the Iraqi government with these allegations today; June 1991 scenes shown of inspectors in Al-Fallujah, Iraq. [On telephone, United Nations nuclear inspector Robert GALLUCI - comments.] Iraq's desire to build a bomb similar to the one the United States dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 noted; photos and diagram of the bomb shown. [Former United Nations inspector David KAY - says Iraq may have an atomic bomb hidden somewhere.]

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:30

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