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Missiles to Continue to Yemen
Aired December 11, 2002 - 12:35 ET
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Want to update you on those Scud missiles found in the bottom of a ship discovered off the coast of Yemen. We are now being told that the United States Government has indeed signed off on not only letting this -- letting this ship go back to Yemen, continue on its voyage from North Korea to Yemen, but, according to Yemeni officials, the United States -- the Bush administration will allow the ship to continue with those dozen or so Scud missiles on board.
The government of Yemen insisting it purchased those Scud missiles legally from the government of North Korea. We heard earlier from a reporter in Sanaa, the captain of Yemen, that the president of Yemen, President Saleh, did receive a phone call from the vice president, Dick Cheney, as well as the secretary of state, Colin Powell.
Clearly, the United States not happy that those Scud missiles might be going back, but it looks like -- it certainty looks like those Scud missiles will continue on their way to Yemen.
We're continuing to follow this story. We are also standing by for a briefing at the White House, the White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer, will be answering reporters' questions, presumably this question, as well.
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