Iraq / Annan Deal

GUESTS: Scott Peterson Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, (in Baghdad, Iraq) Ken Allard Retired Colonel, US Army Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies Phyllis Bennis Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies Author, Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader David Kay Former UN Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector in Iraq Vice President and Director, Center for Counter Terrorism Technology and Analysis, Science Applications International Corporation U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan may have helped avert a military crisis between Iraq and the United States. After meeting with Iraqi officials, Annan announced a deal that will allow U-N inspection teams open access to all suspected weapons sites. Annan will brief the UN Security Council in New York today and they have to approve the deal. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at the new pact and reaction from Washington and abroad ...on the Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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