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Iraq / Hussein's Politics / Rebellion / Bush's Response #579716

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 16, 1991
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie Gangel) Speech by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in which he acknowledged the uprisings in southern and northern Iraq and spoke of democracy featured; scenes shown from Iraqi television and of fire in the streets of a rebellious town. [Former chief of mission Iraq Edward PECK - analyzes Hussein's position.]

(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.

(Bermuda: John Cochran) Response from President Bush to Saddam's promises featured; scenes shown from his meeting with British Prime Minister John Major on island of Bermuda. [BUSH - says Hussein's credibility is "zilch, zero, zed"; comments on unrest in Iraq and the cease-fire.] [MAJOR - says chemical weapons need to be destroyed.] Issues of possible resumption of war against Hussein and of the delay in setting an official cease-fire discussed.

Cochran, John;
Gangel, Jamie;
Williams, Mary Alice

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