LISTEN NOW: JOHN SIMPSON

BBC’s World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, speaks to Simon McCoy about his wide-ranging experiences at key events in history in this episode of General Talk.

Simpson, who has interviewed world leaders at moments of pivotal historic importance, has said he felt most vulnerable in the 1991 Gulf War: “We knew the Americans and British were going to throw everything at Baghdad; and we were in Baghdad. Some of the weaponry had never been used in anger before so we didn’t know what these things would do.”

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