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Iraq / Casualties / Baghdad Explosions / Diplomacy #743333

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The latest American casualties in Iraq listed on screen.

(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The day's explosions in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of a damaged bus near the targeted US military convoy. [Witness Walid Abdul SATTOR†- {thru translator} describes what happened.] Statement from US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer that more attacks will occur to try to destabilize the country & Iraq's movement towards a war crimes tribunal noted. [Coalition military Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- comments on the military's clear message to the terrorists.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) President Bush's naming of former Secretary of State James Baker as his envoy in dealing with Iraq's debt to other counties examined; details given of Baker's background in diplomacy; Bush's statement on Iraqi debt quoted; statistics cited on the foreign debt. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- cites Baker's qualifications; says there could be a coordinated process to accept a debt reduction.]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Rodgers, Walter;
Malveaux, Suzanne
Duration:
00:05:10

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