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Syria / US Air Strike #1131177

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 2017
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The US missile strike against Syria following a deadly chemical attack on civilians introduced; photos shown.

(Antakya, Turkey: Richard Engel) The missile attack reviewed; images from Russian TV and US military photos of the airfield attacked on orders from President Trump shown; scenes shown of missiles launching from aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea; details given of questions about Russia’s involvement. [Syrian government spokesperson Bouthaina SHAABAN†- says they attack us in order to help the terrorists.] [US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki HALEY†- says we are prepared to do more but we hope that will not be necessary.] [Russian deputy ambassador to the U.N. Vladimir SAFRONKOV† {thru translator} – calls the attack a flagrant violation of international law.] [Military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says it’s a win for the Trump administration.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Palm Beach, Florida: Hallie Jackson) The behind-the-scenes drama leading up to the attack outlined; scenes shown of Trump with China’s leader at Mar-a-Lago in Florida; details given about speculation that advisor Steve Bannon is losing influence and a possible White House shake-up. [TRUMP – says even beautiful babies were murdered in this barbaric attack.] [National security analyst Juan ZARATE†- says this provided a demonstration moment for the rest of the world to understand there’s a new sheriff in town.] [Senator John McCAIN – says the signal is as important as the damage that was done.] [Senator Mike LEE†- says the president owes it to the American people to come to Congress and present a plan.]

Holt, Lester;
Engel, Richard;
Jackson, Hallie

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