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US-Iran Relations / Strait Of Hormuz #1011926

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 13, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the harassment by Iranian boats of US vessels in the Strait of Hormuz reported; January 6 video shown. [On "Face the Nation," Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA - says the US will respond to blocking the strait.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Barbara Starr and Jill Dougherty and former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold† about Iranian intentions at sea. [STARR - outlines Iran's possible motivation in coming at the ships and the Pentagon concerns; cites the importance of the strait to get oil out.] [LIPPOLD - suggests what Iran was up to in provoking US ships.] [DOUGHERTY - comments on the State Department message to Iran with whom the US does not have diplomatic relations.]

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