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Iraq / Al Qaeda / Rumsfeld / War Talk #708422

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) Statement from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein may be harboring Al Qaeda in Iraq featured; details given of reports that the poison gas ricin was tested in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq. [RUMSFELD - says it is hard to imagine the government is not aware what is taking place in Iraq.] The issue of a buildup for a US military attack against Iraq raised & discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Announcement from Canada that it will not take part in a military action against Iraq at this time noted.

(Baghdad: Eason Jordan) Statement from Iraqi officials about the US, President Bush, Israel & U.N. weapons inspections & the Iraqi people's prepartions for war reviewed. The status of CNN operations in Iraq discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Jordan, Eason;
Starr, Barbara

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