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United States / Libya-Iran Sanctions / Iran's Military / Ambassadors Interviews #409775

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 06, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The reaction from European allies to United States sanctions aimed at curbing trade with Iran and Libya because of the terrorist connections in those two nations noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The military capabilities of Iran, including a military buildup on three islands that provide a gateway to the Persian Gulf, examined; various scenes shown from the gulf region seas. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says gulf region forces are necessary to counter threats from Iran.] [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comments on the buildup.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interviews held with the Iranian and Libyan ambassadors to the UN. [Iranian ambassador Kamal KHARRAZI - responds to Perry's statement that Iran is a threat in the gulf region; says the US presence in Persian Gulf adds to regional instability.] [Libyan ambassador Mohamed AZWAI - opposes the new United States law; denies Libya is a terrorist country; comments on the issue of the extradition of two men suspected in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.]

McIntyre, Jamie;
Shaw, Bernard

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