ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's progress report from chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix to be presented to the U.N. & the current positions of Britain, Turkey & Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted.
(White House: Terry Moran) The search by the US & Britain for a compromise on one last U.N. resolution against Iraq examined; details given about the proposal in which Saddam would be given a short period to acknowledge all banned weapons or war would follow. [British foreign secretary Jack STRAW- comments on the proposal.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - says Bush is rushing to war without concern.] [In hearings, Senator Fritz HOLLINGS, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - debate assassinating Saddam.] Tonight's press conference previewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The reasons for the increased US/British air campaign over the "no-fly" zones in Iraq outlined on screen.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Russia's evacuation of its citizens from Baghdad shown.