NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claims about advances in his nuclear program examined; scenes shown of Ahmadinejad at a nuclear reactor in Tehran; details given about Israel’s concern about a bomb and Iranian attacks on Israeli diplomats overseas. [State Department Victoria NULAND- says it seems to have been hyped.] [NBC’s Ali AROUZI – says Iran wants to show it can master nuclear technology.] [Nuclear expert David ALBRIGHT- says we don’t think they’ll build nuclear weapons this year.] [NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- says the attacks look like Iranian retaliation for the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists.] Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s declaration that the US knows of no threat from Iran to the US homeland noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Stephanie Gosk) The anxiety in Israel over Iran’s nuclear program featured; details given about the attacks in India, Georgia and Bangkok and concern about soft targets, including Jewish centers and synagogues. [Institute for National Securities Studies Yoram SCHWEITZER- explains Israel’s warning to Iran.]
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