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US-Iraq Relations / Weapons Inspections #412826

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1997
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Agreement by Iraq to extend the deadline for American weapons inspectors to leave reported.

(Baghdad: Ben Wedeman) Telephone report on the Iraq-UN standoff presented; details given of Iraq's strident rhetoric.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) United States moves to end the confrontation with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein without using force featured. [President CLINTON - says Saddam should allow inspections if he has nothing to hide.] [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - warns against attacking U-2 aircraft.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Bill RICHARDSON - downplays Iraq's concession.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - speculates on Saddam's "tortured mind."] [Former Iraq weapons inspector Bill NELSON - says Iraq could well be hiding weapons.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Call from United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for restraint in the confrontation noted.

(UN: Richard Roth) Activity at the United Nations with regard to Iraq reviewed. [ANNAN - reacts to Iraq's deferring of the issue.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) CNN's special report Showdown with Iraq announced.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Roth, Richard;
Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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