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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The latest diplomatic developments aimed at heading off a US military strike to punish Syria for using chemical weapons on civilians outlined; photos shown.

(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) The views of Syrian government official Ali Haidar†† on plans to get rid of the chemical weapons featured; map of chemical weapons facilities in Syria shown. [HAIDAR {through reporter's translation} – says Syria needed to ease the international pressure.] The momentary sense of relief in Damascus and the expectation for more fighting discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The challenge for U.N. inspectors to find and dispose of all of Syria’s chemical weapons examined; details given about the disposal of chemical weapons in the US and the spending on incinerators {map shown}. [Former Special Forces officer Steve BUCCI††- says Syria is considered a chemical weapons superpower.] The destruction of Iraq’s chemical weapons recalled.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(White House: Major Garrett) President Obama’s refusal to impose a timeline for diplomacy to resolve the standoff over Syria’s chemical weapons featured; details given about Russia’s proposal. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says Russia has put its prestige on the line.] [Last night OBAMA – says any agreement must verify that Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime keeps its commitments.]

Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Martin, David;
Garrett, Major

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