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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Weapons Inspections #722547

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Tough talk from the US about Iraq’s disarmament featured; details given about the administration’s diplomatic efforts to gain support for a U.N. resolution authorizing war. [President BUSH – says we don’t need a second resolution.] [Undersecretary of State John BOLTON†- says there was no shift in Russia’s position.] [German Foreign Minister Joschka FISCHER†- says we want to strengthen the weapons inspections teams.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says we are prepared to go the extra step to achieve disarmament peacefully.] [Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon SAXE-COBURG GOTHA†- says this crisis is not worth dividing the European unity.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) Negotiations between the U.N. weapons inspectors and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime featured; details given about Iraq’s letters to chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix documenting biological weapons. [BLIX – says there are some positive elements in the Iraqi documents.] [U.N. spokesman Hiro UEKI†- comments on verifying Iraq’s claims.] The question of whether Iraq will comply with the demand to destroy its Al Samoud missiles noted. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ {thru translator} – says we are studying the matter.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The crash of a US Black Hawk during a training mission in Kuwait reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Allen, Ron

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