ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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(Studio: Martha Raddatz) The signals from President Trump he is weighing military action in Syria after the sarin gas attack on civilians examined; details given about Trump's past opposition to dealing with Syria with his tweet & a statement from Russia quoted. [On plane, TRUMP - says what Syrian President Bashir al-Assad did is terrible & a disgrace to humanity.] [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - says Assad's role is uncertain in the future.] [Before, TRUMP - says his attitude about Syria has changed.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says Trump has to decide.] The military options for the Us outlined on screen. The report a Syrian government aircraft dropped the chemical weapons & the concerns about US troops in Syria discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The targets & risks in US actions in Syria examined; scenes shown from the chemical attack; details given about what was targeted in 2013 & the danger of the Russian presence there. [ABC's Steve SIMON, former U.N. weapons inspector Charles DUELFER, Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- says you hit Unit 450, but civilian areas could be damaged.] What US Ambassdor to U.N. Nikki Haley directed to the Russians discussed.