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Iraq / Kurds / United States Military #410154

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Near a United States air base in southern Turkey: Christiane Amanpour) The movement by the armies of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein into the Kurdish region in northern Iraq reviewed; videotape shown from Irbil, which was taken by Iraqi troops. The history of the allied operation in which a no-fly zone was been set up in northern Iraq after the Persian Gulf war briefly outlined.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The background to United States preparations for a military strike against Iraq examined; details given of the failure of Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John Shalikashvili to reach an agreement with Jordan or Saudi Arabia to base United States planes in either country and the likelihood that cruise missiles will be launched from a ship for the attack.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The complicated political angles to a US attack against Iraq examined; details given of likely targets of an attack. [Military analyst James BLACKWELL - says something should be done to teach Saddam a lesson.] [Kurdish Democratic Party Hoshyar ZEBARI - comments on the no-fly zone.] [Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Latif RASHID - comments.] The reasons why the international community does not want to get involved in a factional war in Iraq, the possibility that the United Nations decide to let the deal allowing Iraq to sell some oil languish and the reasons why the United States might not push the Saudis too hard about having a visible role in attacks against Saddam outlined.

Amanpour, Christiane;
Begleiter, Ralph;
Bowker, Hilary;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Woodruff, Judy

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