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US-Iraq Relations / Standoff / Military Buildup #615957

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 15, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Ron Allen) The preparations in Iraq for a possible military clash with the United States featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Iraqi foreign minister Mohammed Said al-SAHAF - says Iraq will withstand any aggression.] [Jordan Times editor George HAWATMEH - comments on the Arab view.] Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's efforts to rebuild the gulf war coalition noted. The lack of allied support for an attack on Iraq noted. [ALBRIGHT - reminds that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded another country.] [Economist Fahd FANEK - comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Bahrain: Keith Miller) The American military buildup in the Persian Gulf in response to Saddam's dismissal of United Nations weapons inspectors featured. [UN special commission Allen DACEY - calls for the readmission of inspection teams as a whole.] [USS Nimitz commander Captain Ike RICHARDSON - talks about the pilots' mission.] Map shown of the route of the USS Washington towards the Persian Gulf shown. The possible resumption tomorrow of U-2 spy planes despite Saddam's threat to shoot them down noted. [Battle group commander Rear Admiral John NATHMAN - talks about the no-fly zone.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Coverage of the standoff on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" noted.

Allen, Ron;
Miller, Keith;
Williams, Brian

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