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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / Chinese Embassy Bombing / Interviews #430607

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Carl Rochelle) The accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) planes featured; details given of plans to continue the bombing of Serbia reported. [National War College Peter GALBRAITH - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) believed the embassy was another building.] [NATO military spokesman Major General Walter JERTZ - explains what was thought to be in the embassy building.] [Pentagon spokesman Major General Charles WALD - says the Chinese Embassy was not a target.] [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says there is no such thing as clean combat.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) President Clinton's response to the bombing of the Chinese Embassy reported. [CLINTON - says the bombing was tragic but accidental.]

(Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) Protests at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China, after the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade featured; scenes shown from Beijing of violent protests. [Three PEOPLE (thru translator) - condemn the bombing; claim the bombing was intentional.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Condemnation from Russia of the bombing of the Chinese Embassy reported; interviews held with United Nations Kosovo envoy Carl Bildt and German Ambassador to the United States Juergen Chrobog. [BILDT - says this bombing will not help the peace negotiations; says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) must do better to avoid accidental bombings.] [CHROBOG - says Russia's role in Kosovo peace efforts is very important; talks about the G-8 meeting; says the Germans are still supportive of the bombing campaign.]

MacKinnon, Rebecca;
Nelson, Brian;
Rochelle, Carl

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