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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Diplomacy / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Military Buildup #720593

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's administration's view that there is a limited window of opportunity for diplomacy before a war with Iraq featured. [BUSH - says there is a shadowy terrorist network; states you cannot contain Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Russian Ambassador to UN Sergey LAVROV†- says we want proof.] [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ†- denies a link to Al Qaeda.] Secretary of State Colin Powell's plans to lay out the case against Iraq at the U.N. next Wednesday noted. [POWELL - says if Saddam were to leave the country, we would find him a place to go.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; State Department: Martha Raddatz) The circumstantial evidence that Powell will present & the skepticism of the intelligence community about Powell's "proof" discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Pentagon's announcement of more National Guard & reservists call-ups & the mobilization of some Coast Guardsmen reported.

(Kuwait desert: Bob Woodruff) The rapid buildup of the US military in Kuwait near the Iraq border featured; scenes shown of the Marine Corps & of lots of vehicles. [USMC "Charlie" Company Capt. Lance FERRELL†, "Delta" Company L/Cpl. Michael RECTOR†, Lt. Charles LAMONT†- note the number of vehicles & their mission in the desert.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha;
Woodruff, Bob

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