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Iraq / Unrest / Spain #753369

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 2004
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(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The unstable situation in Iraq reviewed; details given of progress in truce talks in Fallujah, of Spain’s decision to withdraw its troops and the uncertainty about the handover of power to the Iraqis; President Bush’s warning to Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero†† quoted. [Military analyst Paul BEAVER†- says the Spanish troops didn’t expect to be in a war situation.] [Iraqi Governing Council Abdul Aziz al-HAKIM† {thru translator} – supports the Spanish pullout.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – comments on the status of Iraqi security forces.]

(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The chaos in Iraq that is forcing the US to rethink its military plan featured; details given about recent attacks on supply convoys, prompting contractor Kellogg, Brown, & Root to suspend operations. [Coalition Provisional Authority Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- comments.] [Military analyst Michael O’HANLON†- says the goal is to target Americans.] The status of American hostages Thomas Hamill & Pfc. Matt Maupin noted.

(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) President Bush’s nomination of U.N. ambassador John Negroponte to be the new US ambassador to Iraq and the killing by US troops of two journalists from an Iraqi TV station that is financed by the Pentagon reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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