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Iraq / United Nations Inspectors / Hussein / Iraq / Poll #582856

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Detention in Baghdad parking lot of UN inspectors with information on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program featured; details given of intense negotiations to release the inspectors. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Colin POWELL - says President Bush has preserved all his options.] United States Patriot missile transport from Germany to Saudi Arabia shown. Possible military action said to be on hold until the United Nations inspectors dilemma is resolved and Iraq is given the opportunity to allow unconditional helicopter inspections of its territory. Excerpts shown from Defense Department training video of mid-air refueling. Plans to make Lieutenant General Charles Horner task force commander if United States warplanes are sent to Iraq; fear that UN inspectors will be used as hostages noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Pentagon: Fred Francis) Discussion held about what is going on in the mind of Hussein and how he keeps changing conditions.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Tom Aspell) Iraqi side of the United Nations inspector standoff featured. Iraq's insistence that United Nations inspectors hand over videotapes noted; scenes shown of United Nations inspection team in Baghdad on Tuesday. [Iraqi OFFICIAL - says these are personal files.] Iraq's unconditional agreement to let the United Nations use helicopters within the country noted. [Deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Results of NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on whether the United States should take military action against Iraq given.

Aspell, Tom;
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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