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Iraq-US Relations / Europe / Turkey #722003

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 2003
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(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the showdown with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed.

(Brussels: Tom Fenton) Declaration from European leaders that Saddam has one last chance to disarm featured; details given of Europeans’ ambivalent feelings toward America; scenes shown of anti-war demonstrations across Europe. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says Iraq will be disarmed peacefully or by military action.] [British PROTESTOR – comments.] [London University defense analyst Michael CLARKE†- says the US is going back to a 19th century posture of doing what it wants.]

(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Turkey’s delay in the decision for the US to use its bases to launch an attack on Iraq noted.

(White House: Bill Plante) The White House reaction to the European Union’s declaration and to the weekend’s anti-war demonstrations featured; scenes shown of an American U-2 surveillance plane on its way to assist in the weapons inspections process in Iraq. [Former national security advisor Sandy BERGER†- says a new U.N. resolution would make us stronger and provide allies after the war.]

Rather, Dan;
Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill

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