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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. / The Evidence #720610

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's administration's selling of its plan for war with Iraq featured; details given of the US case. [In Michigan, BUSH - calls the world to come together to get Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - comments.] [Russian Ambassador to UN Sergei LAVROV†- says we want proof.] Bush's coming meetings with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi††, British Prime Minister Tony Blair†† & Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal noted. The administration's concern about domestic & international opposition to impending war discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Democratic opposition to Bush's move toward war with Iraq reported; details given of statements from Senators Robert Byrd & Edward Kennedy. [KENNEDY - says America could turn into a symbol of brute force & aggression.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(UN: Richard Roth) The pressure at the U.N. over Iraq examined; details given of the coming Security Council visit by Powell, who will reveal intelligence on Iraqi maneuvers to avoid detection of weapons of mass destruction. [German Ambassador to UN Gunter PLEUGER†- says we welcome Powell, who will supply new evidence.] [Syrian Ambassador to UN Mkhail WEHBE†, Iraqi Ambassador to UN Mohammed al-DOURI†, LAVROV - comment on Powell, the UN & Iraq.] [US Ambassador to UN John NEGROPONTE†- says the time for diplomatic action is narrowing.] [French Ambassador to UN Jean-Marc de la SABLIERE†- says weapons inspections are producing significant results.] [British Ambassador to UN Jeremy GREENSTOCK†- says Iraq must realize the game is up.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The evidence that Powell will bring to the UN previewed; details given about what the imagery & prisoner interrogation will indicate & of the debate within the administration about how much to reveal from human agents. [POWELL - says we will be forthcoming.] [Former CIA official Fritz ERMARTH†- says Saddam could kill anyone he mistrusted.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - assesses the evidence about chemical & biological & nuclear weapons.] Biden's support of the administration view of the evidence discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John;
Roth, Richard;
Ensor, David

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