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Iraq-US Relations / Showdown #421942

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The rejection by Britain and the United States of the latest proposal by Iraq for United Nations weapons inspections outlined.

(Baghdad: Brent Sadler) The view from Iraq on a compromise plan featured; scenes shown of an anti-US, anti-Israel protest by Arab nations near the UN. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - defends Iraq's inspections proposal.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The call from President Clinton for compete access to all weapons sites reported. [CLINTON - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein must let the weapons inspectors back.] Trip by Secretary of Defense William Cohen to Russia to discuss "bilateral security issues" with Russian officials noted. [On the plane, COHEN - reviews his tour of the Persian Gulf.]

(Aboard the USS George Washington in the Persian Gulf: Jamie McIntyre) US military firepower on its aircraft carriers featured; scenes shown from Cohen's stop on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. [COHEN - speaks to the troops.] [US Marine F-18 pilots Captain Tom SIMS, Lieutenant Bill SHILD, United States battle group commander R/Admiral Mike MULLEN - talk about their job.]

McIntyre, Jamie;
Sadler, Brent;
Woodruff, Judy

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