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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Bush, Blair, Saddam & the U.N. / Isikoff Interview #720773

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair†† about Iraq featured. [BUSH - says the US will resist dragging out the process; calls calling the weapons inspections back to negotiate a charade.] [BLAIR - says the international community must come together against President Saddam Hussein; states Iraq will have to be disarmed by force if they don't cooperate.] The opposition in Britain to Blair's position on Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Newsweek" reporter Michael Isikoff about US intelligence evidence against Iraq. [From Washington, ISIKOFF - says the Bush administration has decided to use supersensitive electronic intercepts from the NSA to prove its case of Iraqi non-compliance & that Iraq is hiding weaponry from the U.N. weapons inspections; reviews the kind of intelligence that Secretary of State Colin Powell will present; comments on the unusual decision by the administration to reveal information, which indicates military action is being planned.]

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John

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