CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The return of U.N. weapons inspectors to Iraq featured; scenes shown of their arrival & of the first meeting with Iraqi representatives. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says we are here to provide inspections.] [Director-general Mohamed el-BAREDI- comments on the mission.] The Iraqi people's wish for the lifting of U.N. sanctions & the importance of December 8 in the inspections timetable discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Air strikes by US & British warplanes in the Iraqi "no-fly" zone noted.
(White House: John King) President Bush's administration's position on Iraq as he goes to a NATO meeting featured. [National security adviser Condoleezza RICE- says Iraq is the kind of threat NATO will face.] [Former deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT- says Iraq is the next litmus test for whether the US will work with others or go it alone.] [Former NATO supreme commander retired Gen. Wesley CLARK- says a NATO-led force could be used against Iraq in the north.] What NATO's role could be in a war with Iraq outlined on screen. [RICE - says this is a U.N. resolution backed by everyone in the world.]