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Iraq / U.N. Headquarters Bombing / Filkins Interview #735749

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The suicide truck bombing at the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of the chaos inside the building & from outside & of rescue efforts; details given of the death of U.N. special envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello††. [U.N. spokesman in Iraq Salim LONE†- says Vieira de Mello could have helped end occupation.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says we will bring to justice those who did this.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(U.N.: Michael Okwu) The reaction at the U.N. to the Baghdad bombing featured; details given about de Mello. [U.N. spokesman Fred ECKHARD†- speaks about Sergio.] [On July 22, de MELLO - speaks about stability & true peace in Iraq; says the U.N. is vulnerable in Iraq.] [U.N. development programma director Mark MALLOCH BROWN†, U.N. Security Council president Fayssal MEKDAD†- comment on the future for UN programs in Iraq.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The White House reaction to the Iraq bombing noted.

(Crawford, Texas: Suzanne Malveaux) President Bush's response to the attack reviewed. [In Crawford, Texas, BUSH - says our will cannot be shaken; states the Iraqi people face a choice & fight terror.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Dexter Filkins† about the bombing. [From Baghdad, FILKINS - says Iraq is now a scarier place in a "whole new era"; speaks about the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam, which is believed to be planning attacks in Iraq; states there was little security at the U.N. compound.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arraf, Jane;
Okwu, Michael;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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