NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 03, 2017
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(Seoul, South Korea: Ron Allen) The underground nuclear test by North Korea involving a hydrogen bomb featured; details given about the power of the bomb sent off by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; details given of recent North Korean threats. [Yonsei University North Korea expert John DELURY- says North Korea is not afraid of President Trump.] [Secretary of Defense Gen. James MATTIS - says we are not looking to annihilate North Korea, but have options.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(White House: Hallie Jackson) The US response to the North Korean threat featured; scenes shown of Trump leaving church saying "we'll see" about attacking North Korea. [MATTIS - says any threat will be met with a military response.] Trump tweet directed to South Korea quoted. [On Fox, Treasury Secretary Steven MNUCHIN- calls for cutting off North Korea economically.] [NBC News national security analyst Jeremy BASH- assesses the military options.] The issues for Trump & Congress to deal with outlined.
(Studio: Kate Snow; Washington: Hans Nichols) The military options being discussed by Mattis & the Pentagon, the response from South Korea of military maneuvers & possible US missile defense systems discussed.