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Iran / Captured British Sailors / Release #856808

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Reports introduced.

(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.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Martin, David

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