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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Bush #721978

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Chris Burns) President Bush's pressure for war with Iraq featured; details given of Turkey's request for more aid before allowing US troops to base there. [BUSH - downplays the anti-war protests; states we don't need a second resolution.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR††- says we need a second U.N. resolution.] The timetable for a second resolution discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(U.N.: Richard Roth) The view from the U.N. featured; scenes shown of a small anti-war demonstration at the U.N. [Arab League Ambassador to UN Yahya MAHMASSANI† {thru translator}, Iranian Ambassador to UN Javad ZARIF†, Australian Ambassador to UN John DAUTH†, South African Ambassador to UN Dumisani KUMALO†, US Ambassador to UN John NEGROPONTE†- offer views on the need for war with Iraq now.] [Iraqi Ambassador to UN Mohammed al-DOURI†- talks about a second resolution.] The plaudits for the French noted. The "rumble" about a second resolution & the possibility of a French veto at the Security Council discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Burns, Chris;
Roth, Richard

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