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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / End Game / Powell Interview #723313

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement from the US & Britain that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has 10 days left to disarm noted.

(U.N.: Martha Raddatz) The day's drama at the U.N. Security Council reviewed; resolution quoted. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says the destruction of the Al Samoud is a substantial example of disarmament; says inspections will only take months.] [At UN, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - comments on Iraq.] [British foreign secretary Jack STRAW - talks to the French foreign minister.] [French foreign minister Dominique de VILLEPIN†- says we cannot accept any automatic use of force.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The sequence of events for the next 10 days from President Bush's point of view outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The status of US military readiness as war is awaited reviewed; statistics cited. [SAILOR, SOLDIER - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Reaction of Iraq to the events at the U.N. & the March 17 deadline featured. [At cafe, IRAQI - says a war will be a disaster.] [Iraqi Parliament member Mohammed al-ADHAMI†- says he hopes the American administration reconsiders.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews exclusive taped interview held with Powell about Iraq. [At UN, POWELL - says we have no confidence the weapons inspectors will ever get to the bottom of things; states Iraq is still moving weapons around the country; restates our sole goal is not just to get rid of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, but to get rid of weapons of mass destruction; reiterates 10 days from today seems reasonable.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) More from the Powell interview on "20/20" noted.

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

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