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Iraq-US Relations / Military Buildup / Turkey #719566

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003
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(Baghdad: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the Iraq conflict reviewed; scenes shown.

(Pentagon: David Martin) More deployments of US troops to the Persian Gulf region featured; details given about President Bush’s increasing impatience and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s hope that the buildup will convince Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm; scenes shown from Savannah, Georgia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and San Diego, California. [BUSH – says time is running out on Saddam; states he is “sick & tired” of games & deception.] [ANNAN – says we may be able to disarm Iraq without war.] The progress of the U.N. weapons inspections noted.

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Ankara: Richard Roth) Turkey’s reluctance to join in a war with Iraq examined; details given about the consequences to Iraq’s neighbors if Saddam is ousted, especially concerning ethnic Kurds in their countries; scenes shown of US officials inspecting Turkish military bases. [OFFICIAL‡ – says Turkey will probably let American troops go through but not be stationed in Turkey.] [Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-SHARAA†- says war should be avoidable.] [Former Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail CEM†- likens the Kurds’ ambition for a separate state to a “new Israel.”] Note: audio and color problems in this report.

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) New York anchor introduced.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Roth, Richard

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