Iran hopes nuclear dispute will be settled at Baghdad meeting. Foreign Minister calls previous round of talks a "beginning for ending the nuclear dispute,' expresses hope for further progress in May 23 meeting between Iran and six world powers.
The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - is to be held May 23 in Iraq.
Hospitals Prepare for NATO Attack, Perform Dirty Bomb Response Drills. At least ten hospitals performed drills, including Evanston Hospital, simulating a radioactive dirty bomb explosion. The "victims" are volunteers from the U.S. Navy's Great Lakes training center.
Dr. Temple said Wednesday's dirty bomb scenario had been worked out in conjunction with the Secret Service and the federal Dept of Homeland Security. They're afraid that a rogue terroritst might take advantage of the cesium found in old nuclear plant waste leftover from the Cold War and use it in a suitcase bomb, or a dirty bomb like it.
As concerns about security grow in the run-up to the NATO summit, it’s becoming difficult to separate myth from reality. Are there plans in place for a mass evacuation of downtown in the event of riots on May 20-21? A Red Cross memo out of Milwaukee indicates that there is. Chicago officials say the plan didn’t come from them. The U.S. Secret Service isn’t talking.
As for the Red Cross plan, CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of an e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area. It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”
Brad Klein said it is “very unnerving. I feel a little bit unsafe, just a bit more than a little bit. It doesn’t make me feel like I want to be in the city during the NATO conference.”