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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Baghdad #719811

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 12th anniversary of the start of the Persian Gulf war against Iraq noted; details given from the administration's reaction to the U.N. weapons inspectors' discovery of warheads in Iraq.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The US case against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell about Iraq's not cooperating quoted. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says Iraq is in possession of undeclared chemical warheads.] [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - comments.] The evidence for compiling a case against Iraq outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Turkey that it will host a regional summit meeting to avert a US-Iraq war noted.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The situation in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of Saddam's speech about the current crisis, from the streets of Baghdad, including a pro-government rally & an anti-American protest, of UN weapons inspections at a farm & a horse race.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Harris, Dan

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