NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1993
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(White House: Tom Brokaw) President Clinton's grappling with the latest crisis in the civil war in Bosnia now that the Bosnian Serbs have rejected the peace plan featured; scenes shown. [In the Oval Office, CLINTON - talks about learning about the Serb decision.] [National Security Adviser Tony LAKE - talks about Bosnia.] [Later in the day, CLINTON - reacts to the situation in Bosnia; points out that he was elected to deal with problems at home.]
(White House: Andrea Mitchell) Pressure from Clinton on the Europeans to act examined; the positions of Great Britain and Russia on taking action against the Serbs reviewed. [CLINTON - says Europe must act with us.] [British Prime Minister John MAJOR - says Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic should pressure the Bosnian Serbs.] [Russian foreign minister Andrei KOZYREV, Bosnian foreign minister Haris SILAJDZIC, United Nations ambassador Madeleine ALBRIGHT - comment on the situation.] The lack of public support for military action noted. [Representative Steny HOYER, Senator Sam NUNN - comment on policy.]
(White House: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Belgrade: Keith Miller) Cutting off by the Serbian republic of most of the aid to the renegade Bosnian Serbs after the latter's rejection of the peace plan examined; scenes shown from Belgrade, Yugoslavia. [Bosnian Serb leader Radovan KARADZIC - comments.] Positions of Serb General Ratko Mladic, Milosevic and the Serbs in Bosnia detailed. [Two SERBS - (thru translator) oppose peace.]
(White House: Tom Brokaw; Pentagon: Fred Francis) The military options at this time for the United States reviewed; the French concern that their troops in Bosnia would be affected by western military action noted.
(White House: Tom Brokaw) Radio reports that the Serbs have captured Zepa, Bosnia, reported.
(Bosnia: Tom Aspell) The mood near Travnik, Bosnia, now that the Serbs have rejected the peace plan examined; scenes shown from the town and the nearby Croatian villages. [Moslem SOLDIERS, Croatian VILLAGERS - (thru translator) comment.]