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Haiti / United States Occupation / Aristide / Interviews #359027

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1994
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(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince: Bob Simon) The lack of violent incidents today following a meeting between United States forces in Haiti commander Lieutenant General Hugh Shelton and Haitian military leader Raoul Cedras reported; Port-au- Prince, Haiti, street scenes shown. [SHELTON - expresses optimism that Haitian military and police attitudes and actions will change.] The arrival of additional United States military personnel and equipment reported; scenes shown. [US military spokesman Colonel Barry WILLEY - announces the dismantling of Haiti's largest heavy weapons company.]

(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The reaction of exiled Haiti President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the agreement between United States negotiators and Haitian military leaders featured; scenes shown of the ceremony for Aristide at the Pentagon. [ARISTIDE - expresses his gratitude for United States involvement for peace.] Scenes shown of police beating Haitians in the streets yesterday. [President CLINTON - condemns yesterday's violence.] [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - explains the role of United States military police.] [CLINTON - says US troops won't become Haiti's police force.] [Senator John McCAIN - predicts mission creep.] Comparisons of Haiti to United States involvement in Somalia noted.

(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) Interviews with Shelton and Aristide spokesperson Father Antoine Adrien introduced. [SHELTON - responds to questions with regard to yesterday's violence and the steps taken to prevent its recurrence.] [ADRIEN - responds to questions with regard to the current situation, United States complicity in the coup against Aristide and the timetable for Aristide to reestablish his government.]

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:08:40

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