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Syria / Civil War #1051646

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 2013
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) The administration’s efforts to lobby Congress for a military strike against Syria after a chemical attack killed civilians noted; photos shown of bodies. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The lobbying efforts by the White House reviewed; details given about support for a strike from Senators John McCain & Lindsey Graham and about the roles of Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and National Intelligence director James Clapper. [GRAHAM, McCAIN – comment on President Obama’s plan.] [Representatives Michael BURGESS††, Janice HAHN††- express concern.] The division on this issue discussed.

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s warning about the risk of a regional war quoted.

(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) Interview held with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad about the threat from the US and the chemical attack. [Mekdad - describes how Syria would respond; says the situation in the Middle East would be on fire; says the Syrian Red Crescent is lying about not being allowed to help the victims of the attack.] Mekdad’s remarks on the opposition groups discussed.

Glor, Jeff;
Cordes, Nancy;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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