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Iran / Nuclear Program / Bangkok Attack #1017245

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim about an advance in enriching uranium examined; scenes shown of Ahmadinejad walking among centrifuges. [Institute for Science and International Security David ALBRIGHT†- says it’s an attempt to show Iranian resolve in the face of opposition; notes it shows progress toward building a nuclear weapon.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) The option of expelling Iran from the SWIFT global electronic banking system which allows it to do business with the rest of the world featured. [Former SWIFT CEO Leonard SCHRANK††- says it could have a dramatic effect; supports cutting off Iran: it could stop a Mideast war.] How SWIFT would do this discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Surveillance video of 3 Iranians arrested after a bomb attack targeting Israelis in Bangkok, Thailand shown.

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Mason, Anthony

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