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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) More charges that the threat from Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was exaggerated featured; details given about Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix’s claims the US launched a campaign to discredit him; Blix’s statements to “The Guardian” quoted. [BLIX – downplays the smear campaign.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN†- says the press articles are unfair.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN†- says they exaggerated the probability of President Saddam Hussein having a nuclear weapon.] [In March, on “Meet the Press,” Vice President Dick CHENEY – says Saddam has reconstituted nuclear weapons.] [Senator Pat ROBERTS†- refuses to launch a formal Congressional investigation.] The CIA’s appointment of former U.N. weapons inspector David Kay as a special advisor in Iraq noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Kay’s view on the strategy for searching for weapons presented in his own words. [KAY – says people are the key to understanding weapons programs; states we are making headway; notes Iraq has to be seen as a state that is free of weapons of mass destruction.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:04:10

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