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Iraq-US Relations / Powell / Al Qaeda / Saddam Interview #721053

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the crisis over Iraq’s disarmament reviewed.

(Pentagon: David Martin) What Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to tell the U.N. Security Council tomorrow and how a conflict with Iraq might affect the ongoing war on terror explored; details given about new intelligence that Al Qaeda is preparing a terror attack against the US; CIA director George Tenet†’s statement about Iraq’s link to Al Qaeda quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Simon) Retired British lawmaker Tony Benn††’s rare interview with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; excerpts shown. [SADDAM {thru translator} – denies having links with Al Qaeda; says Iraq is free of chemical & biological weapons.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) More of the interview with Saddam on “60 Minutes II” noted.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Simon, Bob

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