NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House announcement that the space shuttle disaster will not change President Bush’s timetable on Iraq noted.
(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The downplaying of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s planned appearance before the U.N. to present evidence against Iraq featured; details given of the type of data to be presented; Powell’s article in the “Wall Street Journal” and State Department official Richard Haass’s statement in “Al-Ahram” quoted. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says evidence of Iraq’s cooperation withheld is unmistakable.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER- says we’re not trying to hype the presentation.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector David KAY- says evidence is almost always ambiguous.]