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Iraq / United Nations Weapons Inspections #421484

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 09, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The latest refusal by Iraq to allow United Nations weapons inspections, which was a condition of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's surrender, outlined. [Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott RITTER - says Saddam must know he will have to pay a price.]

(No location given: Jonathan Mann) Events in Iraq since the Persian Gulf war cease-fire agreement in 1991 reviewed; details given of the 1993 allied air strikes followed by a five-year uneasy calm until November 1997 when UN weapons inspectors were withdrawn leading to military threats and further confrontations this year.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) White House meetings trying to decide how to respond to the latest showdown with Iraq featured; details given of President Clinton's discussions with national security advisers over his options. What would happen if the decision is made to use force and the question of would force prevent Saddam from redeveloping weapons of mass destructions discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) Iraq's position that it will not cooperate with weapons inspectors outlined; details given of the conditions under which UN Secretary General Kofi Annan could step in again. The issue of why Iraqi children are dying from lack of medicine discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(UN: Gary Tuchman) The possibility of Annan making a last-ditch mediation effort examined.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The military options for the United States to use against Iraq reviewed; details given of the military capabilities for action against Saddam's weapons sites and elite troops.

(London: Tom Mintier) The issue of allied cooperation with the United States in a strike against Iraq examined.

Reporter(s):
Arraf, Jane;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Mann, Jonathan;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Mintier, Tom;
Tuchman, Gary;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:13:00

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