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Britain / Iraq Arms Sales / Scott Inquiry #404846

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1996
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(Studio: Jim Clancy) Report introduced.

(London: Margaret Lowrie) The dispute in Britain over the interpretation of the Scott Inquiry report investigating whether Britain secretly sold arms to Iraq in the 1980s examined; scenes shown from a contentious Parliament. [Board of trade president Ian LAING, trade and industry Labour spokesman Robin COOK - debate the issue.] The charges that Matrix Churchill supplied Iraq with machine tool parts for machines used to build Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's supergun and the issue of government accountability reviewed. [British political analyst John BARNES - talks about the politics of the report.] [Head of inquiry Richard SCOTT - hopes for more openness of government.]

Clancy, Jim;
Lowrie, Margaret

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