New Iraqi weapons bring concern

Secretary of State Colin Powell is calling two new Iraqi weapons systems "a concern."

One is described as a kind of rocket designed to scatter small bombs filled with chemical or biological agents. The other is an unmanned aerial vehicle. Neither was declared by Iraq last December.

They were reportedly discovered by United Nations inspectors. Powell believes they provide new evidence for UN members to support a new resolution against Iraq. The secretary of state says he's continuing to try to persuade UN Security Council members.

At the State Department, he met privately with the foreign minister of Guinea, one of three African countries on the Security Council. It's also one of the nations the United States hopes will support a new resolution.

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