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Iraq-US Relations / "No-Fly" Zone / NATO Summit / U.N. Weapons Inspections / #714821

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) US & British air strikes in the Iraq's southern "no-fly" zone reported.

(Prague: John King) President Bush's push for cooperation from the NATO nations in actions against Iraq featured; scenes shown from the NATO summit meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. [BUSH - says President Saddam Hussein's defiance will invite consequences; raises the issue of Iraqi lies.] [Czech Republic President Vaclav HAVEL {thru translator} says NATO should consider engagement if force is needed.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(U.N.: Richard Roth) The two-day meetings between Iraqi representatives & U.N. weapons inspectors reviewed. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says Iraq assured us they will cooperate.] [International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Mohammed el-BARADEI†- comments on going back to start inspections.] [Mideast analyst Kenneth POLLACK†- says it is unlikely the inspectors will "get close to the stuff."] [German ambassador to U.N. Gunter PLEUGER†- says he has the support of the international community.] The issue of Iraqi credibility about weapons of mass destruction noted & the extent of intelligence available to the inspectors discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John;
Roth, Richard

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