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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Illegal Missiles #722339

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 23, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) The Iraqi response to the March 1 deadline for destroying its Al Samoud long-range missiles featured; scenes shown of "human shields" moving into Baghdad. [Iraqi weapons official Gen. Hossam Mohamed AMIN†- hopes this can be solved peacefully.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN††- says if Iraqi refuses to destroy, the Security Council will act.] [Former US marine Ken O'KEEFE†- says if people are harmed, it is murder.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) President Bush's push of a new U.N. resolution on Iraq featured; details given of the issues of the US use of Turkey's bases & of chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's next report; scenes shown of a protest in Britain. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says judgment can be made after Blix's report.] The position of Security Council members France, China & Russia on weapons inspections noted. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says Bush needs to go to the American people.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Allen, Ron;
Jordan, Rosiland

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