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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Resolution / The Letter / Iraq / Weapons Inspections #714324

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Frank Buckley) The White House & U.N. reaction to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's letter accepting the U.N. resolution featured; letter's wording quoted. [Iraqi ambassador to U.N. Mohammed ALDOURI†- says Iraq is not worried about inspections because it has no mass weapons.] [President BUSH - thanks U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan††; says it is Saddam's choice whether to disarm.] [ANNAN - says the issue is performance, not acceptance.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Rym Brahimi) Iraq's response to the U.N. resolution reviewed; details given about the timing of Iraq's acceptance, how the story was covered on the Iraqi evening news & the reaction of the people.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(U.N.: Richard Roth) How weapons inspections can now be better carried out using new technology examined. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX†, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Page STOUTLAND†- talk about the inspection technology.] [Former UN weapons inspector Jonathan TUCKER†- explains how unmanned drones can help.] [Egyptian ambassador to U.N. Ahmed Abdul GHEIT†- says the burden of proof is on the accuser.] The fact that Saddam has had time to hide weapons of mass destruction mentioned. The wording in the resolution about the phrases "serious consequences" & "material breach" discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Buckley, Frank;
Brahimi, Rym;
Roth, Richard

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