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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Blix Interview / Kuwait, Israel #720144

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 19, 2003
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(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) The day's developments in U.N. weapons inspections reviewed; scenes shown of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Iraqi TV. [In taped interview in Baghdad, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX†- says Iraqi scientists, who are turning down being interviewed, may be intimidated; states Iraq could do more in cooperating with inspectors about hidden weapons; notes we are not giving advice to President Bush about disarming Iraq.]

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) The position of the Bush administration on Iraq's non-cooperation noted. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says he would recommend that Iraq's senior leadership be provided safe haven in another country.]

(Kuwait City: Bob Woodruff) The US Army's military training in Kuwait featured; scenes shown of the 3rd Infantry Division in the desert in daylight & at night. [Infantry Capt. Chris HARRIS†, SOLDIER, 3rd Infantry Division PFC Travis ALBAUGH†- describe the training operation.] [Commander Maj. Gen. Buford BLOUNT†- says Iraq may use trench warfare in the cities.]

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) The arrest of Kuwaiti soldier Mohammed†† al-Juwayed† for spying for Iraq reported; photos shown; scenes shown from the Negev Desert in Israel of preparations for defense in a possible war with Iraq.

Jennings, Peter;
Woodruff, Bob

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