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Iraq-US Relations / Showdown / Military Action #621795

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) Buildup of United States military equipment and personnel in "Operation: Desert Thunder" for a missile attack against Iraq featured; possible actions to be taken reported; preparation for possible substitution of Vice President Al Gore for President Clinton at the upcoming Asia meeting noted. [CLINTON - says nobody can tolerate Iraq developing chemical weapons.] [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says Iraq has rejected diplomatic options.] [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - says President Saddam Hussein is saying nothing new.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) Russian warning to Iraq stating that Saddam is going too far reported; scenes shown from Baghdad of a worship service and hospital. [Dr. Raed Al JANABI - says the doctors will try to do what they can.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Continuing concerns about Iraq's biological and chemical weapons capabilities reported. [Intelligence Chairman Representative Porter GOSS - says some devastating weapons were developed in Iraq.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY - says setting up an anthrax factory is not extremely difficult.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with former United Nations weapons inspector NBC News consultant Scott Ritter. [Using maps, RITTER - describes two types of possible targets and escape routes in Baghdad.]

Allen, Ron;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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