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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Diplomacy / Blix Report / Baghdad #723431

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 2003
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(Kuwait: Peter Jennings) The US preparations for war against Iraq introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's administration's diplomatic efforts for a U.N. vote against Iraq reviewed; details given of the positions of France & Russia that they will veto the resolution & of lobbying efforts by France & the US for Security Council votes. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - talks votes.] A new compromise from Britain creating benchmarks for Iraqi compliance noted. [British foreign secretary Jack STRAW†- talks about compliance.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says ideas are being explored.]

(Kuwait: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The Bush administration's irritation with chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix for not including evidence in his oral report to the UN on Friday that was in his written report examined; details given about an Iraqi drone & about a type of rocket. [POWELL - comments on the information.] [In shadow, former Iraqi ENGINEER - says these drones could carry chemical & biological agents.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says this delivery could be lethal.]

(Kuwait: Peter Jennings) Findings of a new ABC News poll on Americans' support for war outlined on screen; details given of further Iraqi destruction of Al-Samoud missiles.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The Iraqi view of the inevitability of an American invasion & of ongoing weapons inspections featured; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad, where the value of the dinar is falling & stores & embassies are closed. [Iraqi FATHER - comments on war.]

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

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