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Iran / Captured British Sailors / Albright Interview #856363

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The dangerous showdown between Iran and Britain over the seizure of 15 sailors reviewed; video shown; letter from captured Seaman Faye Turney†† quoted; details given of the use of US ships and helicopters in the search for the missing boats. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says they were in Iraqi waters; calls Iran's use of Turney a disgrace.] [Former US ambassador to U.N. John BOLTON - says we need to pressure Iran.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright†† about the situation. [ALBRIGHT - calls is a "worrisome situation"; suggests a third party look at the GPS coordinates to see where the British boats were in the waters under dispute in order to de-escalate the crisis; suggests that there are divisions in Iraq between the ayatollahs, the Revolutionary Guard and Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; cites the importance of the U.N. sanctions, the need for diplomacy; worries about an accident in the Persian Gulf; says the war in Iraq has given Iran more power in the region.] Statement in the "National Review" from Michael Rubin about how to approach Iraq quoted.

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