NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 2012
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(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The situation in Syria after the veto by Russia and China of a U.N. resolution calling on Assad to hand over power and transition to a democratic government featured; scenes shown of the fighting in Homs, a clinic being fired on, Russia’s Foreign Minister at the U.N. speaking against the West, Syrian protestors burning Russian and Chinese flags. [SYRIAN – says all we want is help.] [At the U.N., US Ambassador Susan RICE, British Foreign Secretary William HAGUE- denounce the abhorrent brutality and the murdering Syrian regime.] [Human Rights Watch Reed BRODY- says it seems the Syrian government is treating the vetoes as a license to kill.] The free Syrian army’s efforts to acquire more weapons noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell) The urgent situation in Syria, Rice’s anger over Russia’s arming of the regime and the US role discussed; inset scenes shown of the violence.
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