here and now (1999) 01/12/1999
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The theme of the day is air raids and US missile strikes against Iraq, whether a new war in the Middle East will begin and how this will affect Russia.
Guests of the program - Russia's permanent representative to the UN Sergey Lavrov (a space bridge from New York) and deputy Sazhi Umalatova (Ostankino).
Sergey Lavrov on the results of the work of the special commission and the UN Security Council.
The overall scale of the Middle East crisis.
Filming in 1997 in Tripoli: a night rally, burning the American flag.
SZ Umalatov on the December visit to Baghdad and on the beginning of the bombing of civilian objects.
Sergey Lavrov on the completion of Iraq's disarmament program.
Mutual non-compliance with UN resolutions (both by Iraq and the UN itself).
Abbas Khalaf Koonfud (personal interpreter of Saddam Hussein) by phone from Baghdad about the prospects of Iraq's withdrawal from the UN.
The lifting of sanctions and the restoration of the monitoring system as an opportunity to achieve a peaceful resolution of conflicts.
PersonnelLavrov S.V. - State and political figure, Honored Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Federation, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations (1994-2004), permanent Member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (since 2004), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (since 2004), Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador.
Umalatova S.Z. - Soviet and Russian public and political figure, the founder of the Party of Peace and Unity.
Wars, conflicts and disasters; Foreign policy Policy