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Iraq-US Relations / Missiles / U.N. Resolution #722486

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The major developments on the Iraq Watch reviewed.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The new resolution against Iraq handed to the U.N. by the US and a counter-proposal from France, Germany & Russia featured; details given of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s apparent refusal to comply with the demand to destroy his Al Samoud missiles. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX – says we expect them to accept what we have said.] [US ambassador to the U.N. John NEGROPONTE†- says we are seeing no real disarmament.] [In China, Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says this is the time to disarm Iraq one way or another.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The White House response to Saddam’s claim that he will not destroy the missiles featured; National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s statement about the new U.N. resolution quoted. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – comments.] [President BUSH – says this moment will determine if the U.N. will be relevant.] The White House dismissal of Saddam’s call for a debate with Bush noted. The timeline for a U.N. vote on the resolution discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Gregory, David

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