ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The walk-in surrender in Iraq of former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz examined; details given about the very recognizable Aziz, who was the public voice of President Saddam Hussein's regime & about his official acts. [March 30, AZIZ - says the war is going well.] [In January 22 interview, AZIZ - says Iraq will not just surrender to the Americans.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that Iraq will not be allowed to form an Islamic government like that in Iraq quoted.
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The efforts by retired Gen. Jay Garner to start up the government featured; scenes shown of war-damaged buildings. [GARNER - says we need public service work back; states we will not allow external influence into the process; comments on Baghdad "mayor" Mohamed Zubaidi.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The first OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, since the war with Iraq began noted.