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Iraq / United States Missile Attack #410428

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The United States military attack on Iraq following Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's weekend incursion into the Kurdish city of Irbil recapped.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) Statement from White House press secretary Michael McCurry that President Clinton has been given a preliminary briefing on bomb damages from the cruise missile strikes against Iraqi targets, that the movement of Iraqi troops in the north is being assessed and that additional air strikes have not been ruled out reported. The US expansion of the "no-fly zone" discussed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The cruise missile attack against targets in southern Iraq so that the United States could expand the no-fly zone detailed; map shown. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says further military actions could be conducted.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Daniel GOURE - offers analysis of the United States actions.] [Joint Chiefs vice chairman General Joe RALSTON - explains how the missiles' impact will affect Saddam.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(State Department: Steve Hurst) The flimsy support from the allies for the US missile attack on Iraq assessed; details given of strong support from British Prime Minister John Major, the lack of outspoken support from the French, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and the Russians.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Hurst, Steve;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Woodruff, Judy

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