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Libya / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Kadhafi #744348

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: local test bulletin on screen.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) Announcement by Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi that he was trying to develop weapons of mass destruction, which he will give up, featured; details given about the nine months of secret meetings, CIA visits to weapons sites, Libya's pledge to eliminate chemical, biological & nuclear weapons programs. [President BUSH - says Kadhafi committed to dismantling weapons programs; states there may now be a better path to open relations with the US.] The administration's cautious approach to making any promises about lifting sanctions discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) Kadhafi's arsenal of chemical weapons & programs to produce to nuclear weapons featured; scenes shown of facilities; details given of the course of US-Libya relations since 1979. [Arms Control Assn. Darryl KIMBALL†- says US intelligence did not believe Libya had nuclear facilities.] [November 1985, President Ronald REAGAN - says terrorist states, like Libya, are engaged in acts of war against the US.] [Brother of Pan Am 103 victim Bert AMMERMAN†- opposes dealing with Libya.]

Brown, Aaron;
Malveaux, Suzanne;
Ensor, David

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