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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Policy & Information #709524

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Reports of secret intelligence about Iraq's development of chemical, biological & nuclear weapons examined. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments on the Iraqi situation; denies a rift with Secretary of State Colin Powell on policy.] [On BBC, POWELL - says the information has to be presented to the world & a debate is needed within the international community.] Hints from Powell that President Bush may soon be making a decision about Iraq noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Bush's meeting tomorrow with Congressional leaders about war matters noted.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The question of the need for the White House to make its case about a war with Iraq examined. [Senator Trent LOTT - says the American people have to understand the threat from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Senate majority leader Tom DASCHLE - says we need to know the information triggering the administration's determination to move forward unilaterally.] Statement from Senator Larry Craig about unresolved critical issues prior to action quoted.

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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