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Iran / British Embassy #1012284

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The storming of the British embassy in Tehran by the Basij militia after Britain cut off dealings with Iran’s central bank because of nuclear activities reviewed; scenes shown; footage shown of the 1979 takeover of the American embassy; details given about other tensions within Iran. [President OBAMA – says the Iranian government has a responsibility to protect diplomatic outposts.] [In Tehran, NBC’s Ali AROUZI – says we have to assume incidents like this have tacit approval from the top.] [Woodrow Wilson International Center Haleh ESFANDIARI†- says Iran is feeling isolated.] [Former undersecretary of state Nicholas BURNS†- comments on the power struggle between Ayatollah Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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