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Afghanistan, Sudan / Missile Strikes #426449

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1998
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Damage assessments of United States missile attacks on suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan reported; threat from Osama bin Laden of more terrorist activity reported.

(Khartoum, Sudan: Brent Sadler) Anti-American protests after bombing of alleged chemical weapons plant in Khartoum, Sudan, that Sudan claims was a pharmaceutical plant reported; scenes shown from Khartoum of protests and bombing scene. [PEOPLE - criticize America.] [Italian ambassador to Sudan Claudio PACIFICO - says he does not believe he is in danger at the site.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) Attempts by President Clinton to explain the rationale and gather international support for the missile strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan reported. [National Security Advisor Sandy BERGER - says the Sudanese factory was destroyed but the conditions of the Afghanistan targets are unknown.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) Worldwide opinion on the American anti- terrorist strike examined; anti-American protests in Pakistan, Libya, and other Muslim nations after bombings in Sudan and Afghanistan reported; support for United States action from British Prime Minister Tony Blair reported. [Pakistani press counselor Malik Zahoor AHMAD, Russian President Boris YELTSIN (thru translator) - oppose the United States attack.] [Undersecretary of State Thomas PICKERING - calls for international support.] [George Washington University Yonah ALEXANDER - criticizes United States action.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Concerns from Muslim countries that the United States may be anti-Muslim noted. [Political analyst Khalid SULEIMAN - says the attacks were meant to throw publicity off of Monica Lewinsky sex scandal; predicts more anti-American attacks.] [Political analyst Ehud YA'ARI - says the United States is making its own Jihad.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Koppel, Andrea;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Rodgers, Walter;
Sadler, Brent

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