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Iraq-US Relations / Clash #421736

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 28, 1998
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The question of who fired first between United States warplanes and Iraqi missile installations in the no-fly zone over Iraq featured. [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Nizar HAMDOON - says Iraq wants attention, not confrontation.] Map shown of the two no-fly zones set up by the US, Britain and France.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) The United States claim that Iraq fired missiles at United States planes featured. [President CLINTON - says no-fly zones remain part of the containment policy.] [CNN military analyst retired General Richard NEAL - predicts there will be more events triggering responses.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(UN: Richard Roth) The reaction at the United Nations to Iraq's latest defiance of the no-fly zones examined; details given of former weapons inspector Scott Ritter's criticism of chief United Nations weapons inspector Richard Butler. [BUTLER - responds.] The status of the Iraqi oil-for-food program discussed.

Arraf, Jane;
Ensor, David;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Roth, Richard

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