NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.
(Pentagon: Fred Francis) President Bush's threat to use military force if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein does not meet all the requirements of the Persian Gulf war cease-fire on nuclear weapons featured; details given of how Hussein has hidden components of his nuclear weapons program from United Nations inspectors; scenes shown. [Retired Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY - says Hussein will not comply unless he feels pressure to comply.] Pentagon plan to put pressure on Hussein said named Operation Determined Resolve. United States warplanes, Patriot missile batteries and search and rescue helicopters, which are now on alert, shown.
(Arizona: John Cochran) Bush's comments on Operation Determined Resolve during a visit to Grand Canyon National Park featured; scenes shown of Bush in Grand Canyon, Arizona. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says if United Nations helicopters fly in a nonpermissive environment then they need protection.] [BUSH - says this is prudent planning; adds that Hussein knows better than to take on the US.] [Senators Dennis DeCONCINI, John McCAIN, Edward KENNEDY, Robert DOLE - comment in support of Bush's plan.] [Iraqi United Nations ambassador Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - comments.] Bush's visit to the United Nations on Monday to argue for upholding of UN resolutions mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Pentagon: Fred Francis; Arizona: John Cochran) Discussion held on why Iraq's nuclear installations weren't knocked out during the war and whether Iraq will ever be stable while Hussein is alive.
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