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US-Iraq Relations / United Nations Weapons Inspections / Butler Interview #412068

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Steve Hurst) The reaction to Iraq's announcement that it will bar Americans from United Nations weapons inspection teams featured. [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY, State Department spokesman James RUBIN, Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comment on Iraq's decision.] The recent history of President Saddam Hussein's challenging actions reviewed. [Washington Institute for Near East Policy Kenneth POLLACK - says Saddam "just does not get it."]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with United Nations Special Commission for Iraq's Richard Butler about Iraq and the United Nations weapons inspectors. [BUTLER - assesses what Saddam is doing and what it means; says Iraq still has weapons that are against the law; assesses the size and location of weaponry across Iraq; points out that the inspections have taken so long because Iraq has been dragging its feet.]

Hurst, Steve;
Shaw, Bernard

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