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Iraq / Exporting Terror / Iran / Religious Freedom #726964

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) US efforts to block the export of Iranian terror into Iraq examined. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says we oppose any outside interference in Iraq.] [Georgetown University Rob SOBHANI†- says Iranian intelligence agents & revolutionary guards are in Iraq to help set up an Islamic republic & the goal of the Iranian government is for the US not to succeed in Iraq.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Karbala: Nic Robertson) The new religious freedom in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Karbala of Shiite religious rituals to mark the killing of a 7th century religious leader; details given of the call for religious leadership in politics. [Two IRAQIS - comment.] [Supreme Council Islamic Revolution in Iraq Abdul Aziz al-HAKIM†- {thru translator} says the power should just be transferred to the Iraqis.] The role of Iraqi clerics in assuming political power once President Saddam Hussein's regime fell discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Ensor, David;
Robertson, Nic

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