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Iraq / United Nations Weapons Inspections #420072

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 14, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The latest developments in the standoff between the United Nations and Iraq outlined on screen. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - criticizes the team for being almost solely Anglo-Saxon.]

(UN: Richard Roth) The UN's approach to Iraq reviewed; scenes shown from the Security Council meeting. [UN Security Council president Alain DEJAMMET - (thru translator) reacts to Iraq's latest violation.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Bill RICHARDSON, Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Nizar HAMDOON - express views on the UN's statements.] [Chief United Nations weapons inspector Richard BUTLER - comments on the search for documentary records of Iraqi biological weapons testing.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Eileen O'Connor) The reaction of President Clinton to the latest standoff with Iraq featured. [CLINTON - calls for a stiffened resolve.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - comments.] [At the UN, RICHARDSON - says his optimism is waning.] The extent of the US military buildup in the Persian Gulf region and the current focus of US diplomacy noted.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Earlier interview held with Hamdoon presented. [HAMDOON - outlines the Iraqi position on the need for a more diversified weapons inspection team; says a balanced team would have been allowed into every inspection site.]

O'Connor, Eileen;
Roth, Richard;
Woodruff, Judy

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