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Iraq-US Relations / Weapons Inspections / War Talk / Harrison Interview #721483

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Feb 09, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: Martin Savidge) An optimistic report from U.N. weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed el-Baradei after two days of meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad noted.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) Blix’s & Baradei’s meetings with Iraqi officials reviewed. [BLIX – says he hopes Iraq is taking disarmament seriously.] [BARADEI – states we made good progress on the unresolved issues.] [Iraqi presidential advisor Gen. Amer al-SAADI†- says we have been truthful from the beginning and the other side has not.]

(Kuwait City: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The skeptical response from the White House to Iraq’s display of cooperation featured; results of CNN/”Time” poll on war cited. [President BUSH, National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE, Secretary of State Colin POWELL – comment.] [Senator Carl LEVIN†- says we should not look at the U.N. Security Council as a stumbling block.]

(Kuwait City: Martin Savidge) Live interview held with US Air Force retired Gen. George Harrison about the US role in nation-building if there is a regime change in Iraq. [HARRISON – says the US military will participate as part of a coalition in providing stability; states the US role will depend on the nature of the regime change; comments on the troops that would be involved in peacekeeping; says the regime change in Iraq will be easier than in Afghanistan because there is more organization; talks about the involvement of the Iraqi military.]

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Savidge, Martin;
Robertson, Nic;
Malveaux, Suzanne
Duration:
00:12:20

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