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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Bush & the Allies / Turkey / Weapons Inspections #722063

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's administration's strategy of keeping the pressure on the allies for a quick decision on war against Iraq examined; scenes shown of Bush with NATO Secretary General George Robertson. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says the president is telling the Security Council this is your last chance.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the impression that Europe is opposing the US is belied by the facts.] [On Radio France, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says some nations are afraid of taking responsibility for imposing the will of the international community.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The importance of Turkey for a war against Iraq examined; map shown; details given of problems for the US if a deal with Turkey for bases cannot be worked out & of the Kurdish problem for the Turkish government. [Center for Strategic & International Studies Bulent ALIRIZA†- says Turkey lost millions during & after the gulf war.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The weapons inspectors' report card from Iraq examined; details given of the requests in chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's report to the U.N. [Last week, BLIX - says Iraq should be eager to comply.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha;
Harris, Dan

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