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US-Iraq Relations / No-Fly Zone / Anti-Aircraft Missiles #589436

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 09, 1993
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Backing down by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from a confrontation with the United States over the presence of anti-aircraft missiles in the "no-fly" zone featured. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comments.] Support of President Bush's administration's policy by Secretary Defense- designate Les Aspin noted. The military's preparation for the next move Saddam might make discussed.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) Saddam's side of the missile crisis story examined; position as stated by the Iraqi ministers outlined; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad, which has been affected by the economic sanctions.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) The series of confrontation between Saddam and the United States since the Gulf war reviewed: the thwarting of the UN weapons inspectors, the imposition by the United Nations of the "no-fly" zone and the shooting down of an Iraqi MiG that crossed the zone. [Regional expert Marshall WILEY - analyzes Saddam's testing of the US; points out that the United States needs a unified Iraq to offset Iran; suspects that Saddam will test Bill Clinton when he becomes president.]

Aspell, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Utley, Garrick

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