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Middle East / US Embassies #1030953

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The door at the US embassy in Yemen that was smashed by protestors shown. The spread of anti-American violence sparked by an Internet video made in the US that ridicules Islam noted; scenes shown of the mob at the embassy in Yemen on the day after US Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 others were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

(Benghazi, Libya: Charlie D'Agata) The destruction of the Benghazi compound reviewed; scenes shown from inside and outside the consulate. [NEIGHBOR – says they burned and stole everything and broke the dishes.] [In hospital with face hidden, wounded Libyan security GUARD {thru reporter's translation} – says it was a set-up.] [2 NEIGHBORS – say what happened is not representing the Libyans and we feel shame.] The security at the compound discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The assault reviewed; details given about the suspicion that the radical Islamic group Ansar al-Sharia†† was behind the attack; photos shown of one of the attackers and of victim Glen Doherty†. [State Department spokeswoman Victoria NULAND††- describes what happened when a security officer went to find Stevens and information manager Sean Smith†.] The escape of 30 Americans from the compound discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s phone call to the president of Egypt noted; photos shown of the protest at the US embassy in Cairo.

(Cairo: Holly Williams) The protests in Cairo triggered by the American-made film featured; scenes shown of riot police, protestors throwing stones and Molotov cocktails; details given about growing anti-American feeling with an Islamic party in power in Egypt and the response from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. [Protest organizer Wisam Abd el-WARES {thru reporter's translation} – says any insult to the Prophet Mohammad is unacceptable.] The damage to US-Egypt relations and the continuing riots discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
D'Agata, Charlie;
Martin, David;
Williams, Holly

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