NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 2014
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(Erbil, Iraq: Keir Simmons) The fight against ISIS in Iraq updated; details given about the US role; scenes shown of refugees, including Yazidis & Christians, swarming helicopters, a protest outside the US consulate in Erbil, militants in vehicles captured from government forces, Kurdish fighters, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on television refusing to step down. [WOMAN – says they slaughtered our men because they are Christian.] [UNICEF Iraq Karim EL-KORANY- says it’s nothing short of a humanitarian disaster.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The administration’s efforts to ensure the public that President Obama is focused on the crisis despite being on vacation noted; photo shown of Obama with national security advisor Susan Rice.
(Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Chris Jansing) Obama’s remarks about Iraq, in which he congratulated newly named prime minister Haider al-Ibadi while ignoring Maliki, reviewed.