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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Allies / Germany / Military Buildup #720649

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush’s road trip to further the charges he made against Iraq in last night’s State of the Union address noted.

(White House: David Gregory) The Bush administration’s view that the effort to pressure Iraq into disarming is in the final phase featured; details given of resistance to military action; key upcoming dates listed. [In Michigan, BUSH – says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a danger to the American people.] [Former Deputy National Security Advisor James STEINBERG†- says the administration hopes the world will see our determination.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY – criticizes the administration.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The US allies’ response to Bush’s hardened stance against Iraq, while the chance of Saddam choosing exile seems more unlikely, featured; details given about the proof of Iraqi deception that Secretary of State Colin Powell will present to the U.N. next week; U.N. members’ stand on a military strike outlined. [POWELL - says we will help Saddam find a place to go.] [French ambassador to the U.N. Jean-Marc de la SABLIERE†- says the majority in the Security Council is in favor of disarming Iraq through peaceful means.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – responds to angry opposition from Parliament.] The Saudi foreign minister’s plan to visit Bush tomorrow noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NATO’s delay in a decision on preparing for war due to stalling by France & Germany noted.

(Wiesbaden: Dana Lewis) A closer look at the anti-war movement in Germany presented; details given about problems on Germany’s domestic front; scenes shown of anti-war demonstrations. [Mainz University STUDENTS – comment.] [Mainz University professor Jurgen FALTER†- says German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder†† is using Iraq to draw attention from the bad shape of the economy.] [Shop OWNER – says the main problem in Germany is no work.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More on the world’s reaction to Bush’s speech on noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The continuing military buildup in the Persian Gulf region featured; details given of the disclosure from the Pentagon that a small number of US Special Forces are already inside Iraq; war cost estimated. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says there are not significant military forces in Iraq.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – warns Iraqi President Saddam Hussein against using chemical weapons.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Lewis, Dana;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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