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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Geneva: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State John Kerry’s negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov†† over Syria’s chemical weapons reviewed; details given about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed piece in the "New York Times” in which he criticized President Obama’s speech and claimed that chemical weapons were used by Syrian opposition forces and about Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s announcement he will observe the U.N.’s ban on chemical weapons; Putin’s remarks quoted. [KERRY – says this is not a game.] [Syrian opposition MAN – says Putin & Lavrov are trying to deceive the world and the regime in Damascus has no credibility.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Kate Snow) Putin’s talent for drawing attention to himself examined; Twitter comments from David Burge† & Putin critic Gary Kasparov† quoted. [August 9, OBAMA – comments on his relationship with Putin.] [“The New Yorker” editor David REMNICK†- says Putin’s "New York Times" piece is a clever PR move; says the deal be the out that Obama is looking for.] [Representatives Robert MENENDEZ†, Nancy PELOSI, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – react.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Snow, Kate

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