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Iraq-US Relations / Inspectors’ Report / War Talk / Straw Interview #721699

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 2003
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(London: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow’s presentation to the U.N. of the U.N. weapons inspectors’ report on Iraq’s disarmament mentioned.

(U.N.: Andrea Mitchell) Efforts by President Bush & Secretary of State Colin Powell to make the case for the US position on Iraq featured; details given of what chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix’s report might say. [At Mayport Naval Station in Florida, BUSH – says free nations will not allow the U.N. to fade into history as an irrelevant debating society.] [POWELL – says Iraq’s Al Samoud missile shows continued non-compliance.] [NBC News analyst Ambassador Richard BUTLER†- says the Al Samoud should be destroyed.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Taped interview held with British Foreign Minister Jack Straw about Britain’s stance on a second U.N. resolution authorizing war against Iraq. [STRAW – says people will be more assured with a resolution; notes it will be hard work to get a second resolution; comments on the opposition of the British people to a war.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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