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Iraq / Defiance and United States Response #409917

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The United States military response to the latest challenge from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the no-fly zone in northern Iraq featured; details given of the deployment of F-117s after Iraq shot at United States patrol planes. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says Iraq is playing some kind of a game and responses will be made.] The absence of allied support, except from Britain, noted. [Science Applications International Corporation vice chairman retired Admiral William OWENS - cites the message to Saddam.] Three reasons for the use of F-117s against Iraq detailed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Peter Arnett) Iraq's intensification of its confrontation with the United States over the southern and northern no-fly zones featured; details given of Iraq's media coverage of United States flights over Iraq. Saddam's Kurdish policy after the capture of Sulimaniya by the Iraqi-backed Kurdish faction reviewed. [UN humanitarian coordinator Gaultiero FULCHIERI - cites the tension in the north.] The fact that what began as a minor inter-Kurdish squabble could culminate in a major military confrontation between Iraq and the United States reiterated.

Arnett, Peter;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Woodruff, Judy

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