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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Weapons Inspections / Kuwait / Turkey / Security #721292

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 08, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The latest developments in the showdown with Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of anti-war demonstrators in Munich, Germany. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says momentum is building that shows the world’s determination that Iraq disarm.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN†- says there is no substitute for the legitimacy provided by the U.N. Security Council.]

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The U.N. weapons inspectors’ critical meeting with Iraqi officials in Baghdad featured; details given of the agenda of top inspectors Hans Blix & Mohamed el-Baradei, including private interviews with Iraqi scientists. [Political commentator Abdul Satar JAWAD†- says every side should utilize this visit to present a new phase of the crisis.] [Iraqi scientist Sinan Abdul HASSAN† {thru translator} – says American threats against my country convinced me to accept the interview.] [BLIX, BARADEI – comment on the talks.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: Martin Savidge) Preparations in Kuwait for war with Iraq outlined.

(Ankara, Turkey: James Martone) Turkey’s agreement to allow the US to use its military bases for an attack against Iraq while it still hopes to avoid war featured. A meeting of Iraqi opposition leaders in Turkey noted.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The response on the home front to the elevated threat level examined; details given about aviation restrictions and tightened security at Jewish targets and at subways; scenes shown of a hazardous materials exercise in Alexandria, Virginia, outside the courthouse where September 11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui will be tried. [On the street, three JEWS – react.] [Anti-Defamation League Abraham FOXMAN†- says the FBI’s message was that Jewish institutions should be concerned.] [San Francisco Emergency Services Lou CANTON†- comments on security measures.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Studio: Mike Brooks) What the new security rules mean for the traveling public outlined; details given about general aviation restrictions around Washington, DC. Response to a terrorist incursion discussed.

Lin, Carol;
Robertson, Nic;
Savidge, Martin;
Martone, James;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Brooks, Mike

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