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Iraq-US Relations / U.N. Resolution / Chemical Warfare #714269

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The Iraqi parliament’s recommendation that President Saddam Hussein reject the U.N.’s weapons inspection resolution reported.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Evidence that Saddam is trying to buy atropine†, a drug used to counter nerve gas, featured; details given of Saddam’s past use of chemical weapons. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – confirms the principal use of atropine is as an antidote for nerve gas poisoning.] [Chemical weapons expert Amy SMITHSON†- says the Iraqis may be worried about gassing themselves.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN – comments on Iraq’s application to buy atropine from Turkey.] [President BUSH – says we’re through negotiating.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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