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Iraq / Saddam / Nuclear Program / Akbar #770327

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The statement from a former Iraqi scientist that President Saddam Hussein was three years away from having a nuclear bomb in 1990, before the first Gulf War, reported.

(Baghdad: Steve Centanni) The day’s events in Iraq featured; details given about US raids in Tikrit, which resulted in the arrest of three former members of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, criticisms of the interim constitution by followers of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and the report that Saddam could go on trial as soon as the end of this year; scenes shown from the US raids in Tikrit. [Coalition spokesman Dan SENOR†- says Saddam’s trial will be conducted by Iraqis and the US will only be involved for support.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The trial date for Sgt. Asan Akbar††, who has been charged for the 2003 grenade attack on the 101st Airborne Division while stationed in Kuwait, reported.

Smith, Shepard;
Centanni, Steve

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