CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 2012
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(White House: Norah O’Donnell) Iran’s letter offering to talk with the US about its nuclear program featured; details given about the role of European Union foreign policy chief Lady Catherine Ashton. [With Ashton, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says this response is one we’ve been waiting for.] The US push to blacklist Iran from SWIFT, a computer hub that processes the world’s financial transactions, noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(No location given: Anthony Mason) The impact on Iran of being cut off from SWIFT examined; SWIFT video shown; statistics on transactions cited. [Former SWIFT CEO Leonard SCHRANK- says throwing someone off the system has never been done; explains how it would be done.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The impact of the economic sanctions already in place in Iran reviewed.
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