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Middle East / Obama, Kerry Visit / Syrian War #1040887

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 23, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The conclusion of President Obama's mission to the Middle East reported; scenes shown of Obama visiting Jordan's ancient city of Petra.

(Amman: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State John Kerry's work on Middle East diplomacy reviewed; scenes shown of him with Jordan's King Abdullah, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus and a photo op for Syrian President Bashir al-Assad; details given about the urgent crisis of the war in Syria, where chemical weapons are a real threat. [OBAMA - speaks about Syria.] [NBC Middle East analyst Dennis ROSS†- predicts the US will provide lethal assistance and perhaps military activity.] The U.N. investigation into whether chemical weapons were used in Syria last week noted.

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea

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