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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / The Debate #1051206

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 07, 2013
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(White House: Peter Alexander) New evidence about the use of chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria as part of the case for limited US military action examined; videos of the victims dead and dying from a sarin attack shown; details given about the publicity campaign by Obama and staff. [Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN - calls it horrendous.] [President OBAMA - says we cannot fail to respond to this outrageous attack.] [Georgetown University professor Rosa BROOKS†- says he must sell people on this.] ["USA Today"'s Susan PAGE†- says credibility is at stake.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) The NBC interview with Obama on Monday noted.

(Paris: Andrea Mitchell) Obama's efforts to drum up support from European leaders featured; scenes shown of Secretary of State John Kerry in France; details given of the position of Pope Francis and Kerry's coming meeting with Arab nations about the use of force. [European Union foreign policy chief Catherine ASHTON†- comments.] [In Paris, two PEOPLE - question action in Syria.] [KERRY - says this concerns American security: it is not remote.] [French foreign minister Laurent FABIUS†- comments.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Bill Neely) The ongoing fighting in Syria featured; scenes shown from Damascus of the debris in an obliterated district.

Smith, Harry;
Alexander, Peter;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Neely, Bill

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