CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 2007
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(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The release by Iran of the 15 captured British sailors featured; scenes shown of Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement of an "Easter gift"; details given about the significance of this high-stakes standoff. [Three captives' family MEMBERS - react to the release.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says we are taking a measured approach.] [Released sailor Faye TURNEY - reacts to their release.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The performance of the British navy in the Persian Gulf and of the questionable conduct of the sailors in captivity examined. [Washington Inst. for Near East Policy Simon HENDERSON- says the British navy must be disappointed in what happened.] [National Defense University Judith YAPHE- says now we may be able to go on to other issues with Iran.]
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