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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Diplomacy / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Kennedy #722960

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The final stages for a US attack against Iraq reviewed.

(White House: Terry Moran) The view that the White House is giving up on diplomacy despite increasing pressure examined. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says President Bush believes a U.N. vote is desirable, but not mandatory.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - expresses optimism about a U.N. vote.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN††- says Iraq's destruction of missiles is a positive development.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Iraq's day of defiance mixed with conciliation reviewed; details given of President Saddam Hussein's letter to the Iraqi people criticizing the US, the destruction of three more Al-Samoud missiles at the request of U.N. weapons inspectors & more U.N. meetings with Iraqi scientists.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The lack of opposition from the Senate to war with Iraq noted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says war must always be a last resort.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Harris, Dan

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