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Syria / Crackdown / Massacre #1023022

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 28, 2012
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The massacre of children in Houla examined; scenes shown of the sheet-covered bodies; details given about whether Russia will join calls for Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to step down. [U.N.'s Kofi ANNAN†- comments on accountability.] [Britain's foreign secretary William HAGUE - says Syria is heading for an all-out civil war.] What the international community is doing to pressure Assad discussed.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) A statement from presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the US should arm the opposition in Syria while President Obama's administration has refused to do so noted,.

(Washington: Bob Orr) US policy towards Syria examined; details given about the impact of economic sanctions and humanitarian aid and problems with the U.N. cease-fire. [Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY - says the events in Syria are horrific.] [OBAMA - says the message is it is time for a transition.]

Mason, Anthony;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Orr, Bob

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