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US-Iraq Relations / Standoff #412540

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1997
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Brent Sadler) The return of United Nations weapons inspectors including the Americans to Iraq reported; scenes shown. The fear that Iraq has moved chemical weapons material and tampered with United Nations surveillance equipment outlined. [UNSCOM director Nils CARLSTROM - comments.] Iraq's efforts to reduce its isolation from the international community outlined.

(Studio: Ralph Begleiter; Wolf Blitzer) Discussion of the United Nations deal with Iraq featured; details given of tenants of the agreement.

(Moscow: Betsy Aaron) The Russian government said defending its role in helping to find a peaceful solution to the Iraqi-UN standoff; scenes shown of meetings between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Iraqi leaders. [National Security advisor Sandy BERGER, analyst Alexei ARBATOV, Russian deputy foreign minister Viktor POSUVALYUK, analyst Sergei ROGOV - talk about the "Russian-Iraqi" deal.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Sadler, Brent

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