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Iraq / United States Missile Attack / Global Reaction #410421

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The mixed global reaction to the United States attack on Iraqi targets outlined; Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Shen Guofang quoted, support from British Prime Minister John Major, lukewarm support from France cited. [By telephone, foreign ministry spokesman Yves DOUTRIAUX - says pressure should have been put on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to get him to withdraw from northern Iraq; says there is no UN resolution supporting this military attack; indicates that President Clinton has contacted French President Jacques Chirac.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(UN: Richard Roth) United Nations Security Council meeting to consider the situation in Iraq examined; details given of a coming statement about the Kurdish problem in the north and the Iraqi incursion there and the United Nations extension of sanctions. [Russian ambassador to United Nations Sergey LAVROV - calls the United States response unacceptable.] Resolution 688, which set up Operation Provide Comfort, to protect the Kurds in Iraq and the status of the oil-for-food deal reviewed. [UN spokeswoman Sylvana FOA - says the oil-for-food deal for Iraq will be postponed.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Discussion held with CNN military analyst James Blackwell about the cruise missile attacks on Iraq. [BLACKWELL - comments on the targets of the missiles, the expansion of the no-fly zone, the reasons for the delay in assessing the bomb damage, the effects the bombing could have on Saddam, why the south, rather than the north of Iraq, has been targeted and the possibility of later strikes by manned aircraft.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Roth, Richard;
Woodruff, Judy

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