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Excerpts from the Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer, December 12, 2002 (Full transcript)

QUESTION: The Post story about the possible chemical weapons transfer, can you talk about whether that report was actually corroborated or not?

MR. FLEISCHER: To say that we have longstanding had concerns about Iraq providing weaponry to al Qaeda, and of course we know that al Qaeda is seeking --

QUESTION: That was what, I'm sorry?

MR. FLEISCHER: Weaponry to al Qaeda, and we know al Qaeda is seeking it. But beyond that, I just don't get into intelligence information.