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Iraq / United States Military Buildup #409941

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Pentagon's military buildup in the Persian Gulf area, which indicates a looming military showdown with Iraq, featured; details given of the movement of United States sea-based attack planes to the region and plans to man Army missile batteries in Saudi Arabia. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says the United States will take all necessary action to protect our forces; responds to statements from Iraq about United States forces in Kuwait.] [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comments.] The extent of the United States air strike capability discussed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Peter Arnett) The hard-line response in Iraq to the United States military movement examined. Statement from deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz quoted. [Iraqi information minister Abdel Ghani Abdel GHAFFOUR, Iraqi MAN - (thru translator) comment.] The moods in Iraq now and at the time just before the Persian Gulf war discussed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The request from the United Nations Security Council to UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that Iraq be allowed to sell oil for food and medicine reported.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The politics of United States foreign policy with Iraq reported; details given of criticism from Republicans and some dissent within President Clinton's administration. [Campaigning in California, CLINTON - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cannot make threats.] [Republican vice presidential candidate Jack KEMP - criticizes Clinton's gulf policies.] Findings of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of the public's view of Clinton's handling of the situation in Iraq cited.

Arnett, Peter;
Bowker, Hilary;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Woodruff, Judy

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