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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Turkey / Ralston Interview / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Bush / Kuwait #722790

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 2003
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Turkey: Richard Roth) The decision by Turkey's parliament not to allow the US to use Turkish bases for a war against Iraq featured; scenes shown of anti-war protests. [US ambassador to Turkey W. Robert PEARSON†- says the US is still a friend of Turkey.] [Turkish expert Andrew MANGO†- comments.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Live interview held with former NATO commander-in-chief retired Gen. Joe Ralston†. [RALSTON - says Turkish bases would make the northern campaign much easier; states this is a critical issue for stability for Turkey, which has an inexperienced government.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Mark Phillips) Iraq's start of its destruction of Al-Samoud missiles featured; scenes shown of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with his Republican Guard unit. [Deputy chief U.N. inspector Demetrius PERRICOS†- comments on Iraqi actions.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(White House: Mark Knoller) The reaction of President Bush's administration to the day's developments in Turkey & Iraq featured; scenes shown of more troops en route to Kuwait; details given of the White House return to the case for regime change. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says full, immediate, complete disarmament is the standard.] [Thursday, BUSH - says the mission will mean regime change.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The call from the leader of the United Arab Emirates for Saddam to step down reported.

(Kuwait: Byron Pitts) The "war" already going on around Kuwait featured; scenes shown of US soldiers training in the desert. [American expatriate Becky GAY†- explains why she is leaving Kuwait.] [Newspaper columnist Mohammad al-MULAIFA†- comments on Americans.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Roth, Richard;
Phillips, Mark;
Knoller, Mark;
Pitts, Byron

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