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United Nations, US-Iraq Relations / Standoff / Clinton / Russia #412319

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1997
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(Studio: Richard Blystone) The resolution by the United Nations Security Council condemning Iraq for blocking weapons inspections reviewed. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - says the United States weapons inspectors will not be harmed, but will be expelled.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Eileen O'Connor) The reaction of President Clinton to the standoff with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed; Clinton's statement on the United Nations resolution quoted. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says Saddam tried to drive a wedge through the allies.] The likely response by the United States and United Nations if Iraq expels the American weapons inspectors discussed.

(Studio: Richard Blystone) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Betsy Aaron) Russia's position in the middle between the allies and Iraq examined; details given of Russian shuttle diplomacy. [Yeltsin press secretary Sergei YASTRZHEMBSKY - (thru translator) says Iraq must follow the resolutions.] [Institution of Far Eastern Studies director Dr. Vitaly NAUMKIN - assesses Russia's view of American sanctions on Iraq.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Blystone, Richard;
O'Connor, Eileen;
Woodruff, Judy

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