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Iraq-US Relations / Missiles / U.N. Resolution #722835

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s announcement that he will obey the U.N. order to destroy his Al Samoud missiles reported.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) The U.N. weapons inspectors’ efforts to ensure that Saddam will cooperate in the destruction of the missiles featured. [Former U.N. weapons inspector David KAY†- describes ways to destroy the missiles.] [Royal Institute of International Affairs Alexander EVANS†- says Iraq may take a minimalist view of what destruction means.] [Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji SABRI†- says the US is hated all over the world because of President Bush’s policies.] Iraq’s complaint to the U.N. that American helicopters are flying secret missions inside Iraqi territory noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Scrambling by the US and Great Britain to gain support for their U.N. resolution featured; details given of threats by France & Russia to veto the resolution; scenes shown of an American flag-burning in Bahrain. [Canadian Prime Minister Jean CHRETIEN†- speaks against the policy of regime change.] [French Foreign Minister Dominique De VILLEPIN† {thru translator} – says inspections give results.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – questions Iraq’s disposal of anthrax.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- says Iraq should destroy another category of missile, which is not banned by the U.N.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Allen, Ron;
Mitchell, Andrea

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