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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Albright, Robinson Interview #719705

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Rym Brahimi) The finding by U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq of warheads designed to carry chemicals featured; scenes shown from the ammunition depot & of inspectors at the private residences of two Iraqi scientists. [National Monitoring Directorate director general Gen. Hossam Mohammed AMIN††- says they are expired rockets that were forgotten.] [Nuclear scientist Shaker al-JABOURI†- {thru translator} comments on the inspection.] [Presidential scientific adviser Gen. Amer al-SAADI†- says all is going well.] The status of the Iraqi scientist who went with the documents taken from his house discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Malveaux) The low-key White House reaction to the weapons inspection findings examined. [In Scranton, Pennsylvania, President BUSH - says it is Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's choice to make but time is running out & he will be disarmed.] [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - cites the message to Baghdad.] The timetable for what happens next in a possible war in Iraq outlined.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former weapons inspector & Inst. for Science & International Security president David Albright† & CNN terrorism analyst Ken Robinson. [From Washington, ALBRIGHT†- says it was an important day for U.N. weapons inspections process; states the question is whether the warheads were "declared"; notes the inspectors have shown they are doing the job.] [From Atlanta, ROBINSON - says the warheads could have carried chemical agents like mustard gas or sarin; notes Iraq is not giving full disclosure.]

Brown, Aaron;
Brahimi, Rym;
Malveaux, Susan

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