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Iraq-US Relations / U.N. Diplomacy / Blair / Military Moves / Moran #723641

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The diplomacy underway to get enough votes to win a new U.N. resolution against Iraq featured; details given about the proposal offered by Britain and the political pressure on British Prime Minister Tony Blair. [Before Parliament, BLAIR – says he wants a clear set of tests for Iraq to demonstrate compliance.] [Pakistani ambassador to the U.N. Munir AKRAM†- says we are studying the British proposal.] [Economist John PARKER†- says Blair thinks it’s important to get a U.N. resolution.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- comments on French President Jacques Chirac’s threat to veto any resolution.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Pentagon’s plan for a ground operation, including a group of Iraqi exiles, to go into Baghdad at the same time as an air attack begins featured; details given about the US Navy’s order for warships armed with cruise missiles to be ready to move into the Suez Canal; map shown; scenes shown of Arab volunteers being trained by Iraqi military for urban warfare. [NBC News military analyst Col. Ken ALLARD†- says US commandos in western Iraq can relay information back.] [Arab VOLUNTEER – comments on defending Baghdad.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Controversial remarks by Representative James Moran†† concerning Jewish support for war against Iraq quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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