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United Nations-Iraq Standoff / Weapons Inspections / United States Military / Hussein / Ekeus #345560

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 26, 1992
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(White House: Randall Pinkston) Ending of the standoff between Iraq and the United Nations over inspection of the Iraqi agricultural ministry building featured. [President BUSH - says the standoff has been resolved because Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the "brutal merchant of death," backed down.] [Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - says the crisis is over.] [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says Hussein is again calling Kuwait an Iraqi province.] Preparation of the Bush administration for a military response at a future date noted.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States buildup of its military forces near Iraq featured; map shown of locations of ships, missiles and planes. [SCOWCROFT, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - talk about Hussein.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Defiant proclamations from Hussein reviewed; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad, where ordinary people are stocking up on goods in case of war and of Saddam with his aides.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(UN: Regina Blakely) Response of United Nations special commission's Rolf Ekeus to the diplomatic efforts featured; details given of the agreement about the makeup of the inspection team; scenes shown of him with Anbari. [EKEUS - comments.] [CBS consultant retired General George CRIST - says Iraq has no weapons capabilities.]

Blakely, Regina;
Martin, David;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen;
Smith, Harry

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