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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The sweeping sanctions by the US against Iran examined; details given about the cutting off of Iranian banks and businesses controlled by the Revolutionary Guard. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - speaks against illicit activities of the Iranian government.] [Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON- comments on businesses facilitating the regime.] [CBS News analyst Reza ASLAN- assesses Iran's response to this economic pressure.] [October 17, President BUSH - raises the issue of World War III due to Iranian nuclear weapons.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Live in-studio interview held with Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass about Iran. [HAASS - says the administration is hoping pressure on Iran will galvanize the rest of the world; says the policy needs sanctions plus incentives for Iran to change its policies; doubts there will be a conflict with Iran.]
- Couric, Katie;
- Axelrod, Jim
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