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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Bush / Turkey / Kuwaiti Spy #719894

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 19, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Patricia Sabga) U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq featured; details given of Iraq's admission they found four more empty chemical warheads. [International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed el-BARADEI†- says we are telling Iraq the time is running out & we expect a reaction soon.] [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says inspections are an alternative to war.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Strikes by US & British planes over the southern "no fly" zone against Iraqi defense sites reported.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) President Bush's administration's campaign for going to war with Iraq featured; scenes shown of anti-war protests in Washington, DC. [National security adviser Condoleezza RICE†- outlines what is being found in Iraq.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says Iraq should be presenting everything.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the goal is for Iraq to disarm.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - expresses concern that the administration would consider acting unilaterally.] White House statement about weapons unaccounted for quoted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Ankara: Fred Francis) The view from Turkey of a US-led war against Iraq featured; scenes shown from Ankara of protests; details given of a deal to allow US military forces to transit Turkey. ["Turkish Daily News" columnist Burak BEKDIL†- says 80 percent are against the war, but Turks will support the nation's military.] [World Policy Inst. military analyst William HARTUNG†- says Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers needs a timeline from the Turks.] [Royal Inst. of International Affairs defense expert Timothy GARDEN†- says if the US cannot get bases in Turkey, a circling operation will be difficult.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: Don Teague) The arrest of Mohammed al-Juwayed†, who is a sergeant in the Kuwait national guard, for spying for Iraq & plotting to poison American troops featured; statement from the US Embassy quoted. [Kuwaiti national assembly Hasan JOHAR†- says this was an unfortunate incident for Kuwait.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Sabga, Patricia;
Jordan, Rosiland;
Francis, Fred;
Teague, Don

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