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Iraq War / Iran Role #852200

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 11, 2007
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jan Arraf) New claims of an Iranian connection to the smuggling of bombs into Iraq examined; insurgent video of a roadside bombing and border crossing sites where the weapons enter Iraq shown; details given about the EFP explosive devices. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - cites Iranian involvement in provides the EFP IEDs.] [Iraq foreign minister Hoshyar ZEBARI†- says he has raised the issue with Iran.] [Multi-national security transition command Lt. Gen. Martin DEMPSEY†- says the government will close some border crossings.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: John Yang) The skepticism from Democrats about the claims about the Iranian connection in Iraq examined. [On "This Week," Senators John KERRY; Christopher DODD†- raise questions about Iran in Iraq.] [On Friday, GATES - repeats we have no intention of attacking Iran.] [Foreign policy analyst Bruce RIEDEL†- says the allies are less likely to trust us.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - cites the risks in any military escalation.] President Bush's coming speech on the war in Afghanistan noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Arraf, Jan;
Yang, John

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