Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:
The 15-member U.N. Security Council was meeting behind closed doors Thursday morning to discuss a French-German-Russian proposal to continue weapons inspections in Iraq until at least July 1.
That plan competes with a draft resolution put forward Monday by the United States, Britain and Spain, which say Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has failed to disarm and must do so immediately -- or face dire consequences.
• President Bush on Wednesday addressed concerns about a war with Iraq, saying that while it would be difficult to rebuild the nation after a war, the United States has successfully met those challenges before in both Germany and Japan after World War II.
• The national terror alert level was lowered from orange to yellow on Thursday, suggesting the threat of a terrorist attack on the United States has eased somewhat.
• North Korea has reactivated a nuclear reactor, U.S. officials said Wednesday, in what could be a first step toward production of additional nuclear weapons.
Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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