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Syria / Uprising / Defection #1025614

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 06, 2012
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) The defection from Syria of a top general who was a member of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s inner circle reported; scenes shown of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Paris at a gathering aimed at pressuring Assad to stop the violence. [CLINTON – criticizes Russia and China for blocking U.N. sanctions against Assad’s regime.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Studio: Anthony Mason; Paris: Margaret Brennan) The impact of Clinton’s words on Russia and China, the upcoming U.N. Security Council meeting, the significance of Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass††’s defection and the history between Tlass’s family and Assad’s family discussed.

Mason, Anthony;
Brennan, Margaret

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