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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Resolution #722417

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Feb 23, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The demand from U.N. weapons inspectors for Iraq to destroy its Al Samoud missiles; Secretary of State Colin Powell’s trips to Japan & China to seek support for a second U.N. resolution against Iraq; Pope John Paul II’s appeal to Catholics to fast for peace on Ash Wednesday and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s denouncement of Americans before a delegation from Lebanon reported.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) President Bush’s campaign for a new U.N. resolution despite France’s plea for more time for weapons inspections featured; details given about the US dismissal of Iraq’s statement that they are considering the U.N. demand to destroy their Al Samoud missiles. [POWELL – says the issue is disarmament.] [BUSH – says the long-range missiles are just the tip of the iceberg.] [Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate Gen. Hossam Mohammed AMIN††- says the missiles are not weapons of mass destruction.] The likely wording of the resolution discussed.

Lin, Carol;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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