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Iraq-US Relations / Military Campaign / Diplomacy / U.N. Weapons Inspections #714803

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The intensification of the US & British air attacks against Iraq featured; map shown of the two "no-fly" zones; scenes shown of lots of planes taking off. [Global operations deputy director R/Adm. David GOVE†- says the "no-fly" zone pilots are essentially flying combat missions.] The question of whether the US or Iraq are goading the other into these war-like skirmishes discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's lining up of NATO allies in a coalition against Iraq before the U.N. weapons inspections even begin featured; details given about the diplomatic requests to 50 nations to contribute in a war. [At NATO meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, BUSH - says all nations can choose if they want to participate; indicates if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein chooses not to cooperate, the US will disarm him.] [On the plane to Prague, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - outlines the pattern of behavior by the U.N.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix about Iraqi cooperation noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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