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Iraq-US Relations / Military Buildup / Oil #410053

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The continued United States military buildup in the Persian Gulf despite the lessening of tensions between the United States and Iraq featured; scenes shown of parts of the United States naval armada. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - hopes action need not be taken.] [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS, Representatives Lee HAMILTON, Richard GEPHARDT - comment on the situation with Iraq.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report that a United States official will meet with the Kurdish faction leader Massoud Barzani, who defeated the opposing faction with the support of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, outlined.

(In the Kuwaiti oil fields: Mike Hanna) The importance of oil to policy in gulf region examined; scenes shown from the oil fields. [Kuwait Oil Company Abdul Jabbal A'SALAM - says it is in the United States interest to protect the fields from a madman.] [PERRY - says Saddam's goal is to dominate the region, so he must be contained.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Hanna, Mike;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Shaw, Bernard

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