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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Azores Summit / Baghdad / Anti-War Protests #723898

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 15, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) Today's last-minute flurry of diplomatic activity reviewed; details given of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invitation to UN weapons inspectors & of President Bush's preparations for the Azores summit meeting, including a phone call to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi†. [Former US ambassador to UN Thomas PICKERING†- assesses the summit goals.] [On BBC radio, British foreign secretary Jack STRAW†- says the prospect of military action is much more probable.] "Newsweek" poll figures on the president's job performance & on US cooperation with the UN cited. [Brookings Inst. Ivo DAALDER†- comments on a second resolution.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) The significance of Iraqi preparations for war featured; details given about what the Iraqi people & humanitarian organizations are doing. Iraq's suggestion that UN weapons inspectors return to Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) "Meet the Press" interview with Vice President Dick Cheney†† announced.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Anti-war protests in Washington, DC & San Francisco & a demonstration in Atlanta in support of administration policy shown.

Seigenthaler, John;
Jordan, Rosiland;
Allen, Ron

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