CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the showdown with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, including France’s & Germany’s rejection of President Bush’s plea for support for a new U.N. resolution authorizing war, reviewed.
(Al-Rafah missile test site, Iraq: Mark Phillips) Iraq’s ritual denials that it is making forbidden weapons while Saddam still refuses to account for missing weapons stocks featured; details given of small concessions to the U.N. weapons inspectors, such as permission to interview three more scientists privately. [At the U.N. on Wednesday, Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says the al-Rafah missile test facility is being used to make illegal long-range missiles.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The military buildup in preparation for war with Iraq and the forces the US may be expected to face featured; details given of US concerns about Iraq’s possible use of weapons of mass destruction; map shown of Iraqi army positions; scenes shown of 101st Airborne helicopters landing in Florida, where they will be shipped to the Persian Gulf and of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld rallying US troops in Italy.