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Iraq / Germany / Berlin Embassy Siege / US War Talk #708404

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Berlin: Richard Gizbert) The siege at the Iraqi embassy in Berlin, Germany, which was taken over by five hostage takers, who called themselves the Democratic Iraqi Opposition of Germany, featured; details given of the reaction from Iraq & of the solution to the situation. [Iraqi National Congress Ahmed CHALABI†- states the opposition to hostage taking.] [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ†- asks Germany to protect the embassy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Terry Moran) White House concern about the pace of events concerning Iraq examined; details given of the administration's effort to create a creditable opposition to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- calls the embassy takeover unacceptable.] [Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq Hamid al-BAYATI†- says all the opposition is united.] Statement from the Canadian defense minister John†† McCallum† that Canada would not support a US move against Saddam quoted. [Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott RITTER†- says we cannot go to war based on rumor & speculation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Iraqi response to a "Washington Times" report that a building is being used to produce biological weapons reported; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Gizbert, Richard;
Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry
Duration:
00:05:40

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