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US, United Nations-Iraq Relations / Weapons Inspections #412334

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Brent Sadler) The growing tension in the standoff between the US and Iraq after Americans United Nations weapons inspectors were expelled by President Saddam Hussein featured; details given of the coming withdrawal of all UN personnel in response to Iraq's actions; scenes shown of celebrations of "Baghdad Day."

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(UN: Gary Tuchman) The meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the crisis with Iraq reported. [UN special commission on Iraq Richard BUTLER - expresses concern about the loss of the ability to inspect.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Bill RICHARDSON - says the United States supports the United Nations position to pull out and that Iraq has violated the United Nations charter.] The opposition of Russia, China and France to any military action noted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) White House consideration of moves in response to Saddam's decision to expel the American inspectors featured. [President CLINTON - comments on Iraq's actions; says weapons inspections are important to the safety of the world.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY, Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - comment.] The possible next diplomatic moves for the United States outlined. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Mike PALASCHAK - says now is the time to rebuild the coalition.] The fear that Iraq will now try to rebuild its chemical, biological and ballistic missile capabilities while the inspectors are gone noted. The question of the use of unilateral force by the United States discussed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interviews with Aziz and Richardson on Larry King Live announced.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard;
Tuchman, Gary;
Woodruff, Judy

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