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Great Britain / United States / Persian Gulf War / Friendly Fire #344269

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London: Barry Petersen) United States ambassador to Great Britain reported stating that United States pilots will not appear at a British coroner's inquest into the deaths of British soldiers killed by friendly fire during the Persian Gulf war; scenes of incident shown. [US ambassador to Britain Raymond SEITZ - says it would be a circus if pilots appeared.] [Victim's family's lawyer Geoffrey ROBERTSON - comments on lack of American cooperation.] Results of United States and British investigations on the incident contrasted. [Parliament member Tony BANKS - says President Bush gave assurances that the pilots would appear.] Scenes shown of today's visit to the Pentagon by Britain's defense secretary; excerpt shown of Defense Department video of friendly fire attack.

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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