NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 13, 2012
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(Studio: Richard Engel) The rising tensions over Iran’s threat to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for sanctions over its nuclear program examined; scenes shown of the funeral in Tehran for a nuclear scientist who was assassinated, the people chanting against the US and Israel, Iranian boats harassing a US ship. [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says we cannot tolerate Iran blocking the Straits of Hormuz.] [NBC military analysts retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY, retired Col. Jack JACOBS- note the likelihood of a confrontation.] The downing of an Iranian passenger jet over the Strait by the USS Vincennes in 1988 and the American being held in Iran for spying noted.
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