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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Bush / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Iraq #721160

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's tough statement about war with Iraq the day after Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the U.N. featured. [BUSH - says the U.N. Security Council must not back down; states Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has ordered the use of chemical weapons.] [POWELL - says we are talking to our friends in the region about the threats.] [At prayer breakfast, BUSH - says we will meet the challenges.] Bush's reiteration that the "game is over" noted. The administration's ramping up of its public relations campaign to pressure the allies overseas about a war with Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The deployment of the 101st Airborne Division of helicopters & troops to the gulf region reported. Statements from IAEA's Mohamed el-Baradei & chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix noted.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The first private interview with U.N. inspectors held by an Iraqi scientist & the Iraqi response to Powell's U.N. presentation reviewed. [Saddam's scientific adviser Gen. Amer al-SAADI†- says Powell's "show" at the U.N. was mainly for home consumption; criticizes Powell's pictures.] [Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman Ambassador Sayed al-MOUSAWI†- {thru translator} says Iraqi authorities helped look for terrorists.] [Iraqi official Hossam Mohammed AMIN††- says the allegations are all lies.] The issues of the use of U-2 surveillance aircraft mentioned.

Brown, Aaron;
King, John;
Robertson, Nic

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