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Iraq / Showdown / Ship Deployed / Blair #427539

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jan 09, 1999
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(Studio: Gene Randall) Dispatch of the aircraft carrier USS Invincible to the Persian Gulf reported.

(Kuwait: Colin Baker) Visit of British Prime Minister Tony Blair to Kuwait reported. [BLAIR - says Britain will not allow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to threaten others without taking action.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Meting in Iraq between Saddam and his advisors and an attempt to attack an American plane in the northern Iraq no-fly zone reported.

(Kurdistan, northern Iraq: Jane Arraf) Concerns about oil and kerosene supplies for Kurds in northern Iraq examined. [Senior drilling engineer Akram Mohamed AMAN - says there is a need for kerosene.] [Refinery director Saman ABDUL-QADIR - says nobody helped the Kurds restart their oil wells.] [Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Jalal TALABANI - says he is proud of the Kurdish refinery.]

Arraf, Jane;
Baker, Colin;
Nelson, Brian;
Randall, Gene

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