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Bosnia / Civil War / Peace / Clinton Address / Sarajevo #400228

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1995
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) President Clinton's address tonight to the American people in which he will explain why the Bosnian peace agreement needs United States troops to enforce it previewed; senior administration official quoted that Congress will not vote to destroy NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and that the Bosnian Serbs will accept the Dayton agreement. [CLINTON - says he believes the American people will respond.] [Senator Bob DOLE - says there may be some obligation.] Elements of the speech outlined. The issue of whether Clinton will say it is "vital" to United States interests to deploy troops in Bosnia discussed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Sarajevo: Christiane Amanpour) The reaction in Bosnia to the peace agreement from the factions, including hard-line Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who opposes the Sarajevo settlement, and the Bosnian Serb military, reviewed; scenes shown from the cemetery in a Serb-held suburb. [UN commander in Sarajevo, General Rene BACHELET - talks about the peace process.] [UN spokesman Alexander IVANKO - comments on the position of the militant Bosnian Serbs.] The lack of trust among the people of Sarajevo, who are tired of war, noted.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Pale: Eileen O'Connor) The Bosnian people's skepticism about elements of the peace deal, some of which they see as unenforceable, examined; scenes shown from Pale and Sarajevo. [Sarajevo children's center director Voika KOMNJENOVIC - (thru translator) wonders if the people can live together.] [Two PEOPLE - (thru translator) express concern about the future.] The division between the Bosnian Serb leadership and military and the issue of securing safety outlined.

Reporter(s):
Amanpour, Christiane;
Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
O'Connor, Eileen
Duration:
00:12:10

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