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Iraq / Super Guns #574345

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Dancy) United States senators reported meeting with Iraq's Saddam Hussein to discuss allegations that latter has stockpiled and used chemical, nuclear and biological weapons; details given; scenes shown. [Senator Robert DOLE - says Hussein denies reports of Iraq's biological warfare.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on chemical warfare.] Recent seizures of weapons Iraq was attempting to smuggle reviewed; Iraq's threats against Israel noted. [Brookings Institution Judith KIPPER - comments on Iraq's power.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Hussein's spokesmen noted denying that Iraq wanted to use steel pipes to construct nuclear gun; details given. Report introduced.

(London: Tom Pettit) Mystery of Iraq's big gun examined; details given; scenes shown from Middlesborough, England. [British customs official Douglas TWEDDLE - says pipes are for a gun barrel.] Arms dealer Gerald Bull reported advising Iraq on how to construct and use this type of weapon; details recalled from Bull's murder last month. ["Defense Magazine"'s Chris JENKINS, Iraqi ambassador Azmi ALSALIHI - say the pipes were not for a gun.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Pettit, Tom

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