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Iraq-US Relations / NATO / France / Europe #721569

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The split between the US and several NATO allies over a possible war with Iraq featured; details given about France’s reasons for opposing war; scenes shown of Russian President Vladimir Putin arriving in Paris, France, and of anti-American protestors in Moscow, Russia. [French ambassador to the US Jean David LEVITTE††- says we will never forget the US saved France in the two world wars.] [Pew Research Center Andrew KOHUT†- says France is worried the US wants to control Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s oil.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says we’re not breaking up the alliance.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(London: Dana Lewis) Anxiety in Europe over the possible war in Iraq featured; details given about the high state of alert in Britain due to threats of terror attacks; poll results on British Prime Minister Tony Blair cited; scenes shown of tanks and soldiers at Heathrow Airport and of anti-war protests in England and Germany. [British WOMAN – says British allegiance to the US makes Britain a target for terrorism.] [“Daily Mirror” editor Piers MORGAN†- asks where is the hard evidence of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction.] [German Anna Marita LIEBREN‡- says German anxieties are based on our history.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Lewis, Dana

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