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Iraq-US Relations / Azores Summit / U.N. Diplomacy / Saddam / Baghdad / Pollack Interview #724015

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 16, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) Today’s summit in the Azores between Britain, Spain & the US reviewed. [President BUSH – says tomorrow is a moment of truth in the world; criticizes France for threatening to veto a U.N. resolution.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria AZNAR† {thru translator} – comment on the extensive negotiations at the U.N.] [Portuguese Prime Minister José Manuel Durão BARROSO†† {thru translator} – says Portugal will join the allies.] [From “Face the Nation,” Vice President Dick CHENEY – says we need to get on with this.] The possibility that Bush will deliver an ultimatum to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein tomorrow discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(United Nations: Michael Okwu) What appears to be the last days of diplomacy at the U.N. featured. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX – quotes Martin Luther.] [Iraqi ambassador to U.N. Mohammed al-DOURI†- says we will defend ourselves.] U.N. weapons inspectors’ review of Iraq’s report on VX gas and the anxious sense at the U.N. that war is imminent discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Saddam’s defiance about the probable war featured. [On Iraqi TV, SADDAM {thru translator} – says the battlefield will be all over the globe; states we will fight to the death.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The State Department’s order for non-essential diplomats to leave Kuwait, Israel & Syria and the German government’s recommendation for Germans to leave Iraq reported.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) War preparations in Iraq featured; details given about the destruction of more Al Samoud missiles and continuing weapons inspections even as some of the inspectors are leaving; Iraqi ad for chemical attack supplies shown. [Iraqi MAN, storekeeper “MOHAMMED” - {thru translator} talk about wartime supplies.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) CNN/”USA Today”/Gallup poll findings on support for war and the U.N. cited. Live interview held with CNN analyst Kenneth Pollack† about the likelihood of an Iraqi pre-emptive attack and the Azores summit. [In Washington, POLLACK – explains why a pre-emptive strike from Saddam doesn’t make sense; says the summit was an act of political theater; offers views on the diplomatic events of the day, including the position of France; says it is possible for Bush to win the required nine votes at the U.N.]

Brown, Aaron;
King, John;
Okwu, Michael;
Robertson, Nic

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