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Iraq / United States Air Attack / Baghdad's Al-Rashid Hotel #346942

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) A high noon air raid on Iraq by US planes featured; map shown of the "no-fly" zones in southern and northern Iraq. [Voice of F-16 pilot Lieutenant Colonel Gary NORTH; on the USS Kitty Hawk, PILOT; F-15E pilot Captain Kerrey PAHELAN - comment on the mission.] [President BUSH - hopes Iraqi President Saddam Hussein gets the message.] Setting up of the carrier USS John F. Kennedy in case more air strikes are needed noted. Warning from Russia to the State Department not to attack again without UN Security Council approval discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraq's removal of six police posts from the border of Kuwait in compliance with United Nations orders reported.

(Baghdad: Bob Simon) The defiant mood in Baghdad following the United States air raids yesterday and today examined; scenes shown of anti-aircraft fire in the Baghdad skies, of the damage from the explosion in the Rashid Hotel, site of an Islamic conference, from a funeral march for two women killed at the hotel and from the nuclear plant that the United States targeted. [Egyptian DELEGATE - (thru translator) threatens Bush.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Defense Department officials' report on yesterday's strike noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) The Iraqi site that was targeted examined; scenes, map and diagrams shown. [Arms control expert Gary MILHOLLIN - says the site made uranium-enriching components.] United Nations weapons inspectors recalled discovering this plant.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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