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Iran / Captured British Sailors #856292

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 2007
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(Washington: Charles Gibson) The escalating tension in the Middle East with Iran's release of video of the 15 captured British sailors introduced.

(London: Jim Sciutto) The British pressure on Iran about the hostages featured; scenes shown from the video with the British female sailor {Faye Turney††} admitting trespassing in Iranian waters; details given about the British options. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says it is time to ratchet up diplomatic pressure.] [Iranian foreign minister Manoucher MOTTAKI†- says the subject will be solved.] [Former British Royal Navy head Adm. Sir Alan WEST†- says war would not be the right thing to do.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Aboard the USS Eisenhower in the north Arabian Gulf: Martha Raddatz) The US massive display of naval might in the Persian Gulf to send a message to Iran featured; scenes shown of aircraft taking off from the USS Eisenhower carrier deck; details given about the possible reasons for Iran's intentions; hostage video shown. [Commanding officer Capt. Dan CLOYD†- cites the message to Iran.]

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Raddatz, Martha

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