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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Uranium from Africa / Blix #730559

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The docudrama of how information about an alleged attempt by Iraq to purchase uranium from Niger got into President Bush's State of the Union reviewed. [January 28, BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sought uranium from Africa.] Statements from Secretary of State Colin Powell about the substantiation of the information, from the White House about vetting the information at the highest level & from an international nuclear inspector about how bad the Niger information was quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement to "The Guardian" from chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix that the Bush administration leaned on the inspectors to get more damning language in the U.N. report noted; details given of a major US raid on Balad, Iraq.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha

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