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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Evidence #720294

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) The pressure on President Bush to give U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq more time before going to war reported.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Statements from the U.N. inspectors that they have found no evidence of a secret nuclear program in Iraq examined; details given about US negotiations with the UN & allies to give inspectors more time. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says Iraq has an obligation to comply & President Saddam Hussein has no choice.] [OFFICIAL - says there is support for working with the UN inspection process.] Threats against the US from Saddam's son Uday quoted. US intelligence reports that Iraq plans to blow up its oil fields if attacked noted.

(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The question of President Bush's administration's evidence against Iraq examined; details given about a clash between the intelligence community & those in the White House seeking to make a case against Iraq. [Yesterday, deputy defense secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ - says sources indicate that Saddam will kill any scientist that cooperates with U.N. weapons inspectors.] [Former Joint Chiefs operation director retired Lt. Gen. Gregory NEWBOLD†- talks about the dilemma of releasing information while protecting sources.] Examples of criticism of the administration's claims against Iraq cited. [September 12, 2002, BUSH - says Iraq is trying to buy aluminum tubes.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says you cannot spin data.]

Shipman, Claire;
McWethy, John;
Raddatz, Martha

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