CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 01, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(UN: Richard Roth) United Nations Security Council meeting about the massacres in the Kosovo province of the former Yugoslavia featured. [Canadian foreign affairs minister Lloyd AXWORTHY - says Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic must withdraw troops engaged in actions against the civilian population.] [UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN - condemns the killings and predicts a humanitarian disaster if the fighting continues.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The groundwork for possible military action against the Serbs introduced.
(Washington: David Ensor) Proposals of actions against the Serbs for continued attacks on civilians examined; scenes shown of President Clinton's national security team going to Congress for a briefing. [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY, State Department spokesman James RUBIN - comment.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN, International Crisis Group Morton ABRAMOWITZ - urge Clinton to take action.] Video taken in May of the victims of a Serb massacre shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Reports of more shelling of Albanian villages by the Serbs reported; scenes shown of bombed-out buildings.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) options to force Milosevic to end his campaign against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo outlined. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - cautions that no decision to use force has yet been made.] Map shown of sites of United States planes and ships in Europe.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allied commander George Joulwan about a possible NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) strike against the Serbs. [JOULWAN - explains the "activation" process; points out that ground troops in Kosovo would not be mostly American soldiers; outlines the things need to stop the atrocities.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live briefing from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Secretary of Defense William Cohen following the meeting of the national security advisers with Congress about the situation in Kosovo presented. [In response to reporters' questions, ALBRIGHT, COHEN - comment on the briefing with Congress.] [ALBRIGHT - explains the three "tracks": the humanitarian/refugee problem, working towards a the diplomatic solution and getting NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ready to act.] [COHEN - outlines what Milosevic must do to satisfy NATO.] The statements from Albright and Cohen reviewed.
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