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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Military Moves #721217

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.

Rather, Dan;
Phillips, Mark;
Martin, David

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