NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 2013
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(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The NBC interview with President Obama about the crisis in Syria presented. [OBAMA – comments on Russia’s suggestion that Syria’s chemical arsenal could be controlled by international inspectors; says he hasn’t decided if he will act without Congress; says precision strikes on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s chemical weapons would not lead to escalation; says Iran will not risk a war with the US over this; talks about limited strikes and the chemical weapons ban.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal that Syria turn over its chemical weapons to the international community featured; remarks from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov† quoted. [KERRY – says Assad could turn it all over without delay.] [Deputy National Security Advisor Tony BLINKEN†- says the proposal comes in the context of the threat of US action.] [With Charlie Rose, ASSAD – wonders how you can talk about what happened if you don’t have evidence; says you should expect everything if there is an air strike.] [National Security Advisor Susan RICE, former Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – comment on Syria’s chemical weapons.]