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Iraq-US Relations / Warheads / Weapons Inspections / Black Interview / Turkey #720177

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2003
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(Baghdad: Dan Rather) The discovery by U.N. weapons inspectors of warheads not listed on Iraq’s weapons declaration reported; scenes shown. [National monitoring directorate Gen. Hossam Mohammed AMIN†- says they are empty warheads.] [President BUSH – says he will lead a coalition of the willing to disarm Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] The U.N. weapons inspectors’ surprise visits to the homes of two Iraqi nuclear scientists noted; scenes shown. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX – comments on interviewing Iraqi scientists in private.] [Iraqi scientist Dr. Thamer Abdul RAHMAN†- says we prefer to be interviewed inside Iraq.]

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Interview with former U.N. weapons inspector Steve Black† about the significance of finding the warheads presented. [BLACK - says the warheads do not represent a significant weapons capability; states this is probably a case of sloppy record-keeping; comments on the efficiency of the inspectors.]

(Ankara: Richard Roth) Turkey’s efforts to avoid war featured; details given of the Turkish plan for a joint declaration addressed to Iraq & the US. [Turkish foreign minister Yasar YAKIS†- says we do not want to give up any chance for a peaceful solution; states the search for peace is not based on the exile of Saddam.]

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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