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White House / International Impact / Kissinger Interview #420344

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1998
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Steve Hurst) Denial by the White House that international matters are being overlooked due to the allegations against President Clinton examined. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says the work goes on.] The administration's plans for a possible military strike against Iraq because President Saddam Hussein is bucking United Nations weapons inspections noted. [Palestinian adviser Nabil SHAATH, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - assess the impact of the scandal on Middle Eastern peace.] Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said bound for the Persian Gulf to deal with Iraqi non-compliance.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(New York: Gary Tuchman) Interview held with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the situation in Iraq. [KISSINGER - says he does not believe an attack on Iraq would be an attempt to divert attention from the sex scandal; recalls the days of the Richard Nixon White House; suggests Albright should just do her job and not comment on the domestic crisis and focus on holding foreign policy together; criticizes the "criminalization" of politics.]

Hurst, Steve;
Shaw, Bernard;
Tuchman, Gary;
Woodruff, Judy

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