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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Report / Diplomacy / Military Plans #722769

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(UN: Michael Okwu) The day's developments at the U.N. about war with Iraq reviewed; how the Security Council would vote on a second resolution backing the use of military force outlined on screen. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - talks about the missiles to be destroyed.] [French foreign minister Dominique de VILLEPIN†- {thru translator} says France welcomes Iraq's decision to destroy its Al Samoud missiles.] [Russian foreign minister Igor IVANOV†- {thru translator} says Russia might exercise its veto.] [Pakistani Ambassador to U.N. Munir AKRAM†, Ambassador to U.N. Bulgarian Stefan TAFROV†, Angolan Ambassador to U.N. Ismael Gaspar MARTINS†, Iraqi Ambassador to U.N. Mohammed al-DOURI††- offer views on the Security Council vote.] How the missile issue is now a wild card at the U.N. outlined. The comments from the nonaligned members of the Security Council discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) The White House reaction to Iraq's announcement that it will destroy its Al Samoud missiles examined; details given of the worldwide lobbying with Russia, Pakistan & Chile for Security council votes. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says total disarmament is total disarmament.] Statement from Bush in "USA Today" on the need for war quoted. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- says "it ain't over till it's over."]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The troop movement examined; details given of the issue of access to US bases in Turkey. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says US forces will be in northern Iraq.] [Deputy Secretary of defense Paul WOLFOWITZ†- downplays the notion of the need for hundreds of thousands of occupying troops.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - responds to questions about Gen. Eric Shinseki's†† estimates.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - says Rumsfeld & Shinseki may both be right.] The intramural debate over how much the war will cost & the question of how troops will get into Iraq without bases in Turkey discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Okwu, Michael;
Koppel, Andrea;
McIntyre, Jamie

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