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Libya / American Embassy Attack #1030534

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The surprise assault on the US consulate in Libya with US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens killed reported; details given about alerts at US embassies around the world.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The attack in Libya on the consulate with four Americans dead featured; scenes and virtual view shown; details given about the two possible messages of the attack and questions about security at the consulate. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - condemns this senseless act of violence.] [Former Ambassador to Iraq Chris HILL†- says security risks cannot be eliminated.] What the US is doing to track down the killers discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The Americans slain in Libya profiled; details given about Ambassador Stevens and diplomat Sean Smith. [CLINTON - says Stevens and Smith gave their lives.] [Senator John McCain, President OBAMA - praise Stevens.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour) The intelligence reports on who is responsible for the attack, what Clinton has said about the attacking group and the support in Libya for the US discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The growing anger about the role of a movie in the attack introduced.

(Cairo: Lama Hasan) The anger in Egypt over the Internet movie that attacks the prophet Muhammad examined; scenes shown from Cairo of the crowd chanting anti-American slogans. [EGYPTIAN - praises Mohammed.]

(Los Angeles: David Wright) The mysterious background to the movie/video examined.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) Obama's shot at presidential candidate Mitt Romney over comments about the attack examined; Romney's statement critical of the administration for the embassy statement quoted. [OBAMA - says we must reject these brutal acts.] [ROMNEY - calls for condemning attacks on American and for leadership.] [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - criticizes Romney.] The issue of security at diplomatic posts mentioned.

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha;
Karl, Jonathan;
Christiane, Diane Sawyer,;
Hasan, Lama;
Wright, David;
Tapper, Jake

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