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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Military Plans / Baghdad / Iraqi Agents #723069

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The day's developments regarding Iraq outlined on screen.

(White House: Terry Moran) A day of stark contrasts at the White House reviewed; details given of President Bush's meeting with papal emissary Cardinal Pio Laghi†† & with US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks. [FRANKS - says our troops are trained & ready.] [LAGHI - says a US war with Iraq could bring further instability to the region & a new gulf between Islam & Christianity.] The vow from the foreign ministers of Germany, France & Russia not to allow a U.N. resolution that authorizes force noted. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says there is more Iraqi cooperation now.] New charge from Secretary of State Colin Powell that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has ordered only a portion of the Al-Samoud missiles be destroyed noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Saddam's latest shot at the US featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of a procession of armed police & firemen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The public disagreement between Iraq & Kuwait at an Islamic summit in Qatar detailed; scenes shown of the argument.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) US decision to expel two Iraqi diplomats noted.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) ABCNews exclusive report on the US Operation Imminent Horizon, designed to disrupt Iraqi agents hidden in embassies around the world, featured; details given of US plans to mount a campaign with or without cooperation of other nations. [Senator John ROCKEFELLER†- comments on the operation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Anti-US demonstrations by students around the world shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Harris, Dan;
McWethy, John

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