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Iran / Captured British Sailors / Crisis Day 8 / A Discussion #856397

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The standoff with Iran over the 15 British sailors and marines taken in the Persian Gulf and held captive by Iran featured; Iran's video of Royal Marine Nathan Sommers admitting trespassing un enemy waters shown; letter from captive Faye Turney† quoted; details given of the British and US response. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - reacts to what Iran is doing.] [Held in Iran in 2003, Zach HOWELL - describes how the hostages feel.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with retired Brig. Gen. James "Spider" Marks and Council on Foreign Relations Vali Nasr about the showdown with Iran. [MARKS - comments on the letter allegedly from Turney; says there is no credibility for Iran to gain from this irrational event; speaks about this "asymmetric-type of pressure"; indicates a decision must be made quickly.] [NASR - says these are directed to the Arab-speaking Middle East to show Iran's defiance; states they decided to take on the weaker member of the coalition, but the US cannot do anything directly because it would escalate the conflict.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins outlined on screen.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:06:50

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