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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Arab Summit #722810

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: Dawna Friesen) The public call from an Arab nation {United Arab Emirates} for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to step down featured; scenes shown from the Arab League meeting in Egypt; details given of areas of agreement about Iraq. [Iraqi foreign minister Naji SABRI†- calls this a trivial idea.] [Arab League secretary general Amr MOUSSA†, UEA minister of information & culture Sheikh Abdullah bin ZAYED†- comment on the idea.] [Jordanian political analyst Labib KAMHAWI†- says it would be a bad precedent for Arab states.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of Iraq on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Friesen, Dawna

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