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Iraq-US Relations / Showdown / Military Action #379068

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 1998
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Deployment of United States military equipment and personnel to the Persian Gulf to prepare for possible action against Iraq featured; statement from eight Arab nations blaming Iraq for any possible consequences of the air strikes and the continuing evacuation of United Nations relief workers noted.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Allen Pizzey) Iraq's response to United States preparation for military action featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - says there will be no peaceful solution unless US agrees to the lifting of sanctions.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States preparation for possible air strikes against Iraq reported. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says the United States is not in a rush to use force.] [PERSON - says the buildups seem to happen every few months.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says the United States is not playing games.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) White House actions in response to the military buildup in the Middle East featured.

Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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