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Iraq-US Crisis #409962

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Peter Arnett) Report that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is backing down and the continued buildup of United States military strength in the Persian Gulf region outlined; scenes shown from Iraqi television and of the arrival of Stealth fighter/bombers at Ahmed Al Jaber Airbase in Kuwait. [Iraqi CITIZENS - comment.]

(State Department: Steve Hurst) Diplomatic efforts by the United States aimed at shoring up support from the allies featured; details given of the allies apathy toward Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's brutalizing of the Kurds and scenes shown of Secretary of Defense William Perry meeting with leaders. [State Department spokesperson Nicholas BURNS - says they are keeping Saddam guessing.] [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.]

Arnett, Peter;
Hurst, Steve;
Woodruff, Judy

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