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Iraq-US Relations / Aziz Interview / Berlin Embassy Siege #708517

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Exclusive interview held with Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz†. [AZIZ – discusses Iraq’s nuclear, chemical & biological capabilities; the possibility of a US invasion; the death of Abu Nidal and the differences between President Bush and his father.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The US response to statements made by Aziz featured; scenes shown of journalists touring a Baghdad warehouse. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – comments on Iraq’s stance.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott RIDDER†- comments on the political ambitions behind pursuing military action.] [Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate Husam Mohammed AMEEN††- says there are no biological weapons here.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The invasion of Iraq’s embassy in Berlin, Germany, by Iraqi dissidents reported; scenes shown from Berlin.

Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John

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