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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Resolution / Missiles #722431

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The new resolution sent by President Bush to the U.N. about Iraq noted; findings of the new ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the public's view of war cited.

(White House: Terry Moran) The administration's new draft resolution examined; details given about disarmament & the use of military force, of the competing proposal from Russia & France & of the U.N. timetable; scenes shown of more US marines arriving in Kuwait. [At White House, BUSH - says it is the moment to determine if the U.N. will be relevant.] [British Ambassador to U.N. Jeremy GREENSTOCK†- says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is determined to hang on to his WMD program.] Statement from national security adviser Condoleezza Rice† about time quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Poll findings on the drop in Bush's approval rating cited.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The positions of chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix & Iraq on the call for destroying Al-Samoud missiles reviewed; details given of the difficult decision for Saddam over whether to keep or destroy the missiles. [BLIX - says destruction of the missiles must commence on Saturday.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says Iraq can drag this out.] [Non-Proliferation Project director Joseph CIRINCIONE†- says these missiles could be launched from Baghdad.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha

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