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US-Iraq Relations / Saddam's Speech / Targeting Saddam #707631

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Rym Brahimi†) The threat from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in a speech made during Iraq's public holiday featured; scenes shown of military celebrations & parade in Baghdad. [SADDAM - (thru translator) speaks about evil against the Muslim world.] The message to the international community that this is not a war Iraq wants outlined & the Iraqi people's view of the inevitability of war discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Patty Davis) The nature of a war to oust Saddam examined. [State Department spokesman Philip REEKER†- comments on Saddam.] [Iraqi National Congress spokesman Sharif Ali bin Al-HUSSEIN†- says Saddam is preparing for street fighting.] [Brookings Institution Michael O'HANLON†- describes a street fight.]

Brahimi, Rym;
Brown, Aaron;
Davis, Patty

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