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Excerpts from the Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan, December 30, 2002 (Full transcript)

QUESTION: And I also have a question on Iraq. What is the U.S. planning to do to get these Iraqi scientists into a neutral country to talk with the U.N. folks?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think that's a question you ought to refer to Dr. Blix and Dr. Elbaradei. They're are the ones who are -- they are the inspectors. They're the ones who are implementing the process that was set out by the United Nations Security Council. And so I think those comments ought to be directed to them. But it's very clear what the resolution states, and that is that we should be able to question those scientists inside and outside the country, if need be.

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