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Iraq-US Relations / Turkey / Arab League / Missiles / U.N. Resolution #722907

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The results of the Turkish Parliament’s vote on allowing US troops to operate out of bases in Turkey for an invasion of Iraq cited.

(Ankara, Turkey: Harris Whitbeck) The failure of the Turkish Parliament to pass the proposal on US forces and the next likely step in negotiations discussed. Note: audio difficulties.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Christiane Amanpour) The Arab League’s position on the possibility of a US-led war in Iraq examined; details given about the joint declaration calling for Iraq to fully comply with U.N. demands; scenes shown from a summit of Arab leaders. [Arab LEADER – says the vast majority is against war.] [Syrian President Bashar al-ASSAD††- {thru translator} – says the whole issue is oil.] [Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji SABRI†- says we shall defend ourselves.] [Arab GUY - says the road to stability in the Middle East goes through a solution to the Palestinian problem.] A heated exchange between Saudi Arabian leaders and Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi†† noted.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Iraq’s destruction of four of its Al Samoud missiles reported; scenes shown from Al Taji, Iraq.

(United Nations: Richard Roth) The status of the U.N. Security Council’s discussions on the issue of war against Iraq reviewed. [Canadian ambassador to U.N. Paul HEINBECKER†- notes the danger of a deadlock within the Council.]

Lin, Carol;
Whitbeck, Harris;
Amanpour, Christiane;
Roth, Richard

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