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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Blix #730576

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The divide between the administration's rhetoric over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq & the postwar reality introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The political fight over the failure to find weapons of mass destruction featured; details given of CIA director George Tenet's appointment of veteran U.N. weapons inspector David Kay as a special adviser in the search in Iraq. [Senators Pat ROBERTS, John WARNER, John ROCKEFELLER - offer views on the WMD issue.] The questions: why did President Bush cite the Iraqi attempts to buy uranium in Niger in his State of the Union when documents showed the documents was forgery & why did British Prime Minister Tony Blair††'s government make statements about Iraqi weapons that have not yet been found. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - warns against making judgments.] The administration's hiring of a professional inspector discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Richard Roth) The statements in "The Guardian" from retiring chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix about how he was treated by Washington featured. [In interview, BLIX - says there are unjustified accusations; restates he had a "low opinion" of the detractors; says he does not want apologies; warns one has to be cautious about using armed forces.] [POWELL - denies there was a smear campaign.] U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan††'s defense of Blix, who may write a book about his experiences, mentioned.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with American Enterprise Inst. fellow Richard Perle about weapons of mass destruction. [PERLE - says things will not be uncovered until we are given precise instructions by people who know where they {WMD} are located.]

Brown, Aaron;
Ensor, David;
Roth, Richard

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