CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 2003
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(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) The latest of Iraq’s concessions to U.N. weapons inspectors reviewed.
(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) Iraq’s defense of its progress in the destruction of its Al Samoud missiles featured; details given about Iraqi scientific advisor Gen. Amer al-Saadi’s statements about the cost of a war. [SAADI – says the US should provide coordinates to the U.N. weapons inspectors of Iraq’s underground stocks of chemical & biological weapons to save costs.] [UNMOVIC Dimitri PERRICOS- comments on Iraqi chemical & biological weapons disposal sites.]
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Turkey’s indecision on whether to have a second vote on the US troop basing plan reported.
(White House: Chris Burns) The setbacks to the US war plan featured; details given about Turkey’s refusal to allow the use of its bases for an invasion of Iraq and the battle to persuade Security Council members to approve a resolution. [Senator Pat ROBERTS- comments on contingency plans without the use of Turkey.] [French Foreign Minister Dominique De VILLEPIN- says the French position is the same as Russia’s.] [Presidential candidate Howard DEAN- comments on achieving Iraq’s disarmament without war.] The skeptical response from the White House to Iraq’s destruction of missiles discussed.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Mounting Arab pressure for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to step down reported.
(Near Iraq: Alex Quaid) The ongoing air war over Iraq’s no-fly zones examined; scenes shown of F-16s and A-10 Thunderbolts at a secret air base in the Persian Gulf. [US Air Force F-16 pilot “DIGGER”- says we’re always in danger.] [US Air Force PILOT – explains the mission of the A-10s; says they try to shoot us down every day.]