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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 19, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, OUR SPECIAL REPORT FROM INSIDE
IRAN, OUR RARE
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT
FOR THE WORLD, IRAN
DEFIANT AT A TIME OF ESCALATING TENSIONS
WITH THE U.S. BY ONE
ON ONE INTERVIEWS WITH TOP IRANIAN OFFICIALS.
COULD WE BE ON THE
PATH TO WAR? WHERE ON THE GROUND
ARE THE PEOPLE OF
IRAN? >>TELL ME ABOUT THE
ECONOMY.
>>IT’S TERRIBLE. IT’S VERY BAD.
>>DO YOU BLAME THE
UNITED STATES? TONIGHT HOW THE U.S.
STRATEGY OF MAXIMUM
PRESSURE IS IMPACTING THEM.
>>>A POLICE OFFICER
FIRED MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AFTER USING A
CHOKE HOLD ON ERIC
GARNER. >>I CAN’T BREATHE.
I CAN’T BREATHE.
>>GARNER’S DYING PLEAS A RALLYING CRY
FOR THE NATION.
TONIGHT THE REACTION FROM GARNER’S FAMILY.
>>>THE BREAKING NEWS
ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S WILL SIGNED JUST TWO
DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH,
WHAT IT REVEALS. ALSO TONIGHT PRINCE
ANDREW’S FRIENDSHIP
WITH EPSTEIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
WHAT THE PALACE IS NOW
SAYING. >>>THE POTENTIALLY
DEADLY PLOT SPOILED BY
AUTHORITIES IN FOUR DIFFERENT U.S. CITIES,
DRAMATIC BODY CAM,
POLICE ARRESTING ONE SUSPECT OUTSIDE A
SUPER MARKET.
ANOTHER MAN FIRING A GUN ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
>>>AND LIFE HERE IN
IRAN, WHAT WE SAW ON OUR RARE JOURNEY
INSIDE.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT
REPORTING TONIGHT FROM INSIDE IRAN.
>>>GOOD EVENING FROM
THE IRANIAN CAPITAL WHERE WE HAVE SPENT
THE LAST THREE DAYS
REPORTING A STORY THAT AT MOMENTS THIS YEAR
HAS FELT LIKE IT WAS
CARRYING US TO THE BRINK OF CONFLICT.
THE ADVERSARIAL
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND IRAN
MIRED IN AN EVEN
DEEPER MISTRUST OVER A SERIES OF ACTIONS,
EVENTS, AND DEEDS IN
AN ALREADY VOLATILE REGION.
I HAVE SAT DOWN WITH
NEARLY HALF A DOZEN SENIOR GOVERNMENT
OFFICIALS AS WELL AS
VISITED WITH IRANIANS IN THEIR HOMES,
WORKPLACES, AND CAFEs
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES, THE
ATTITUDES, AND WHAT
MAY HAPPEN NEXT. HERE IN IRAN TONIGHT
OFFICIALS ARE WARNING
THE UNITED STATES AGAINST TRYING TO
DETAIN AN IRANIAN OIL
TANKER THAT WAS FREED BY AUTHORITIES IN
GIBRALTAR.
THE U.S. TRIED TO BLOCK ITS RELEASE FOR
VIOLATING AMERICAN
SAPGSS. IT’S THE LATEST
POTENTIAL FLASH POINT
BETWEEN THE U.S. AND IRAN, AND TONIGHT WE
GET A RARE VIEW OF
THINGS FROM INSIDE IRAN.
>>Reporter: WE’RE IN
IRAN AS TENSIONS IN THE U.S. GROW.
WE TRAVELLED VIA
GERMANY ONE OF FEW WESTERN EUROPEAN
AIRLINES STILL FLYING
TO AN INCREASINGLY ISOLATED IRAN.
HERE ON THE GROUND IN
TEHRAN, WE FIND A COUNTRY THAT REMAINS
DEFIANT IN THE FACE OF
ITS HIGH STAKES, HIGH RISK STAREDOWN WITH
THE UNITED STATES.
ONE OF MY FIRST STOPS, THE MINISTRY SPEAKING
WITH JAVAD ZARIF NOT
LONG AFTER HE REJECTED AN INVITATION TO MEET
WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.
>>DO YOU THINK IT WAS A RESULT OF YOUR
REFUSAL?
>>IT WAS PRESENTED TO ME AS SUCH.
YOU WILL WILL BE
DESIGNATED IN TWO WEEKS, BUT YOU HAVE AN
INVITATION TO COME TO
THE OVAL OFFICE. >>IT WAS THAT QUICK?
>>THAT’S ONE HELL OF
A WAY OF INVITING SOMEONE FOR
NEGOTIATIONS.
>>WHY REJECT IT? WHY NOT GO VISIT THE
PRESIDENT, SIT DOWN,
HAVE A CUP OF TEA, AND TALK IT OVER?
>>WE HAVE TALKED IT
OVER. WE TALKED WITH THE
PREVIOUS
ADMINISTRATION AT LENGTH.
WE WERE TALKING TO THE
CURRENT ADMINISTRATION.
AT THE DEPUTY FOREIGN
MINISTER ADMINISTER LEVEL.
>>THE WHITE HOUSE
TELLING NBC NEWS ASSERTIONS THAT THE
ADMINISTRATION
CONVEYED A THREAT OF SANCTIONS UNLESS ZARIF
TRAVELLED TO
WASHINGTON TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT ARE
PATENTLY FALSE.
ZARIF TOLD US THERE IS
NOTHING MORE TO TALK
ABOUT, BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS
THERE IS PLENTY TO
TALK ABOUT INCLUDING IRAN’S THREATS TOWARD
ISRAEL.
>>IT ACCUSES IRAN LEADING THE WORLD IN
TERMS OF STATE SPONSOR
OF TERROR, ASSISTING HE IS BOW HEZBOLLAH,
HAH MAZ, AL QUAEDA,
FUELLING IRAQ, FOMENTING CIVIL WARS
IN SYRIA.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO ALL THAT?
>>FIRST OF ALL, THE
NUCLEAR DEED WE HAVE WAS NEGOTIATED IN THE
CONTEXT OF OUR
REGIONAL DISPUTES. NUMBER TWO, WHO’S THE
SOURCE OF INSTABILITY
IN THE REGION? WHO SUPPORTED SADDAM
HUSSEIN WHAT THEY
INVADED IRAN? WHO SUPPORTED THE
TALIBAN WHEN THEY TOOK
OVER IN AFGHANISTAN IN THE ’90s?
THE ANSWER TO THESE
QUESTIONS WOULD NOT BE IRAN.
THE ANSWER WOULD BE
U.S. ALLIES. >>Reporter: THE
TENSIONS GROWING AFTER
THE UNITED STATES UNILATERALLY WITHDREW
FROM AN OBAMA ERA DEAL
THAT RESTRICTED IRAN’S ABILITY TO DEVELOP A
NUCLEAR WEAPON.
IN A RARE INTERVIEW, I SPOKE TO THE POWERFUL
HEAD OF IRAN’S
SECURITY COUNCIL WHO SAYS IN HINDSIGHT HE
REGRETS THE DEAL.
>>Translator: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN MY
COUNTRY WHO THAT
FEELING AT THE MOMENT. >>ARE YOU ONE OF
THEM?
>>Translator: I’M JUST FOLLOWING THE
VIEWPOINTS OF MY
OWN NATION, THE PEOPLE OF IRAN.
YES.
>>AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP REIMPOSED HARSH
SANCTIONS, IRAN LASHED
OUT DOWNING A U.S. DRONE AND ACCORDING TO
THE U.S. SABOTAGING
OIL TANKERS, RISKING ACCIDENTAL WAR.
IRAN’S NATIONAL
SECURITY CHIEF SAYING THE RISK OF WAR IS
LOW, BUT HE WARNS —
>>Translator: IN THE CASE OF WAR, THE U.S.
WILL BE IN A VERY
TERRIBLE SITUATION. AND ITS REGIONAL
ALLIES AS WELL.
>>HOW FAR IS IRAN WILLING TO GO TO
DEFEND ITS INTERESTS?
>>Translator: IRAN HAS MULTIPLE
INSTRUMENTS AT HAND
INCLUDING THE PROXY WAR.
>>Reporter: AS YOU
CAN IMAGINE THE SANCTIONS AND THE
TENSIONS ARE ON
EVERYONES’ MINDS HERE ON A DAILY BASIS AND
CERTAINLY IN
NEWSPAPERS. I DON’T SPEAK PERSIAN,
BUT I’M TOLD THIS
HEADLINE HAS TO DO WITH FOREIGN MINISTER
ZARIF IN NORTHERN
EUROPE RIGHT NOW TRYING TO GAIN SUPPORT
AGAINST THE SANCTIONS.
THIS IS TALKS ABOUT PRESIDENT ROUHANI AND
WARNING ABOUT FOREIGN
FORCES IN THE REGION. EVERYONE WE SPOKE TO
WAS TALKING ABOUT THE
SHOWDOWN. REZA AND ZARA INVITED
US INTO THEIR HOME.
A FEW MONTHS AGO THERE WAS GREAT
CONCERN THAT THERE
COULD BE WAR BETWEEN YOUR COUNTRY AND MINE.
WERE YOU WORRIED ABOUT
THAT? >>SOME PEOPLE ARE
WORRIED.
SHE WAS WORRIED. SHE WAS VERY WORRIED.
>>WE MEET ALI AND
MADI AT A COFFEE SHOP. >>GROUF YOU’VE GROWN
UP UNDER IT.
YOUR WHOLE LIFE THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN UNDER
SANCTIONS.
>>YEAH, OUR WHOLE LIFE UNDER SANCTIONS .
PEOPLE HAVE LEARNED TO
HANDLE THE PRESSURE. SOMETIMES IT’S BETTER.
SOMETIMES IT’S NOT.
>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS SUNDAY IRAN NOW
WANTS TO TALK.
>>THEIR ECONOMY IS CRASHING.
IT’S CRASHING.
INFLATION IS THROUGH THE ROOF.
THEY’RE DOING REALLY
BADLY. AND THEY VERY MUCH
WANT TO MAKE A DEAL.
THEY JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO CALL.
BECAUSE THEY’RE PROUD
PEOPLE AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.
BUT I HAVE A FEELING
THAT MAYBE THINGS WITH IRAN COULD WORK OUT
AND MAYBE NOT.
>>BUT IRAN STILL DEFIANT TONIGHT SAYING
IT WILL SOON FURTHER
REDUCE COMPLIANCE WITH A NOW TATTERED NUCLEAR
DEAL.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP FOR IRAN?
>>Translator: WE WILL
MAKE THAT PUBLIC. WE WILL CONTINUE AND
FOLLOW THIS ACTIVE
RESISTANCE APPROACH IN ALL SECTORS.
THERE IS NO DOUBT
THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE DECISIVE STEPS TO
BE TAKEN.
>>Reporter: MISTRUST OF U.S. INTENTIONS
RUNS DEEP HERE.
ONE OFFICIAL TODAY THOUGHT IT IMPORTANT
TO REMIND ME THAT
TODAY IS THE 66th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIA
ORGANIZED COUPE THAT
UNSEATED IRANS ELECTED PRIME
MINISTER.
WE’LL HAVE MORE FROM THE STREETS OF IRAN,
WHAT EVERYDAY LIFE IS
LIKE HERE FOR THE PEOPLE HERE.
IT’S A RARE AND
FASCINATING LOOK INSIDE THIS COUNTRY
AND PERHAPS NOT WHAT
YOU MIGHT THINK. THAT’S JUST AHEAD.
BUT FOR THE MOMENT,
LET’S TURN IT TO SAVANNAH GUTHRIE IN
NEW YORK WITH A LOT OF
OTHER NEWS BREAKING BACK HOME.
>>LESTER, THANK YOU.
>>>AND THERE IS BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.
IN A CASE THAT MADE
NATIONAL HEADLINES. NEW YORK’S POLICE
COMMISSIONER FIRED THE
OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF THE ERIC GARNER
CASE MORE THAN FIVE
YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH BECAME A RALLYING CRY
FOR THE BLACK LIVES
MATTER MOVEMENT. HERE’S NBC’S RON
ALLEN.
>>Reporter: FIVE YEARS AFTER THE VIDEO
SHOWED DANIEL PANTALEO
ARRESTING ERIC GARNER FOR SELLING UNTAXED
CIGARETTES ON A NEW
YORK STREET — >>I CAN’T BREATHE.
I CAN’T BREATHE.
>>Reporter: TODAY THE POLICE COMMISSIONER
FIRED PANTALEO FOR
USING A CHOKE HOLD, A VIOLATION OF NYPD
RULES.
>>IT’S CLEAR THAT DANIEL PANTALEO CAN NO
LONGER SERVE AS A NEW
YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER.
>>Reporter: FOR
GARNER’S FAMILY A SMALL VICTORY.
>>COMMISSIONER
O’NEAL, I THANK YOU FOR DOING THE RIGHT
THING.
I TRULY THANK YOU FOR FIRING THE OFFICER.
>>Reporter: PANTALEO,
34, 13 YEARS ON THE FORCE HAD BEEN
RESTRICTED TO DESK
DUTY SINCE THE 2014 INCIDENT.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS
CHOSE NOT TO FILE CHARGES.
BUT A JUDGE FOUND
ENOUGH EVIDENCE HE USED A CHOKE HOLD TO
SAY HE SHOULD BE
FIRED. >>WHAT I WANT THE
RESIDENTS OF THE NEW
YORK CITY TO TAKE THAT THERE IS
ACCOUNTABILITY WITHIN
THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
IT IS FAIR AND
IMPARTIAL. >>Reporter: THE
POLICE UNION
ACCUSED THE COMMISSIONER OF BOWING
TO PRESSURE.
>>OUR POLICE OFFICERS ARE IN DISTRESS
BECAUSE THEY REALIZE
THEY’RE ABANDONED. >>Reporter: FOR
GARNER’S FAMILY IT
MARKS THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS SOMEONE
HAS BEEN HELD
ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS DEATH.
>>PANTALEO, YOU MAY
HAVE LOST A JOB, BUT I LOST A SON.
>>THAT’S RIGHT.
>>Reporter: GARNER’S FAMILY WANTS THE
CRIMINAL CASE REOPENED
AND OTHER OFFICERS INVOLVED TO FACE
DISCIPLINE.
PANTALEO’S LAWYER SAID HE WILL APPEAL.
ALL THIS MAY BE FAR
FROM OVER. SAVANNAH.
>>RON ALLEN.
THANK YOU. >>>THERE IS MORE
BREAKING NEWS ON
ACCUSED SEX TRAFFICKER JEFFREY EPSTEIN.
TONIGHT WE’RE LEARNING
ABOUT THE WILL HE SIGNED JUST TWO DAYS
BEFORE HIS DEATH AND
NEW REACTION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAS
EPSTEIN’S FRIENDSHIP
WITH THE PRINCE IS UNDER SCRUTINY.
HERE’S KELLY COBIELLA.
>>Reporter: IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WHERE
JEFFREY EPSTEIN CALLED
HOME, A WILL FILED BEFORE HIS DEATH IN
FEDERAL CUSTODY.
IT WAS FILED TWO DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH FOR
AN ESTATE WORTH 577
MILLION DOLLAR. ALSO TODAY, MORE FALL
OUT FROM HIS DEATH.
WILLIAM BARR REASSIGNING THE ACTIVE
DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU
OF PRISONS. PRINCE ANDREW IS
DISTANCING HIMSELF
AFTER THIS VIDEO SURFACED IN BRITISH
MEDIA.
THEY SAY IT SHOWS THE DUKE AT THE DOORWAY OF
DISGRACED FANCIER’S
NEW YORK MANSION. NBC NEWS HAS NOT
CONFIRMED WHEN THE
VIDEO WAS SHOT OR IF THE PRINCE IS THE
PERSON SEEN IN THE
DOORWAY. BRITISH MEDIA SAYS THE
VIDEO WAS RECORDED
AROUND THE SAME TIME THE PAIR WAS
PHOTOGRAPHED TOGETHER
IN NEW YORK IN 2010 AFTER EPSTEIN WAS
DESIGNATED A SEX
OFFENDER. BUCKINGHAM PALACE DID
NOT COMMENT ON THE
VIDEO WHEN ASKED BY NBC NEWS BUT IN A
STATEMENT SAID HIS
ROYAL HIGHNESS DEPLORES THE
EXPLOITATION OF ANY
HUMAN BEING, AND THE SUGGESTION HE WOULD
CONDONE, PARTICIPATE
IN, OR ENCOURAGE ANY SUCH BEHAVIOR IS AB
ABHORRENT.
PRINCE ANDREWS HAS FACE ACCUSATIONS
AROUND THE SEX
TRAFFICKING RING, ACCUSATIONS HE HAS
DENIED.
THIS CASE CLEARLY NOT PUT TO REST ON EITHER
SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC.
KELLY COBIELLA, NBC NEWS LONDON.
>>A BATTLE OVER
ABORTION ACCESS. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS
ANNOUNCED IT WILL
WITHDRAW FROM THE TITLE 10, THE FAMILY
PLANNING PROGRAM
BECAUSE OF A NEW RULE BY THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION THAT
PREVENTS CLINICS FROM GIVING ABORTION
PROVIDER REFERRALS.
THAT MOVE COULD IMPACT MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION
LOW INCOME WOMEN WHO
DEPEND ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR BIRTH
CONTROL, PREGNANCY
TESTS, STD SCREENINGS AND MORE.
>>>TONIGHT FOUR
CITIES STOPPED MASS SHOOTINGS OR BOMBING
ATTACKS.
TWO SUSPECTS HAD WHITE SUPREMACIST LEANINGS
AND TWO WERE OBSESSED
WITH MASS SHOOTINGS. NBC’S PETE WILLIAMS
NOW WITH THE DETAILS.
>>Reporter: IN A FLORIDA SUPERMARKET,
AUTHORITIES ARREST A
MAN 12 HOURS AFTER GETTING A TIP HE WAS
MAKING THREATS.
THE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS 25-YEAR-OLD
TRISTAN WIX OF DAYTONA
BEACH SENT DISTURBING TEXT MESSAGES TO HIS
EXGIRLFRIEND
INCLUDING, QUOTE, I WANT TO OPEN FIRE ON A
LARGE CROWD OF PEOPLE.
INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS FASCINATED WITH
MASS SHOOTINGS.
IN CONNECTICUT, BRANDON WAG SHAW WAS
ARRESTED AFTER A TIP
SAID HE BOUGHT HIGH POWERING MAGAZINES OUT
OF STATE.
HE TOO WAS INTERESTED IN MASS VIOLENCE.
HE SIGNED A STATEMENT
SAYING HE DID NOT HAVE INTENTION OF
COMMITTING MASS
SHOOTING. IN OHIO, A SEARCH
TURNED UP FOUR WEAPONS
AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FROM JAMES
REARDON THREATEN EDA
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER.
INVESTIGATORS SAY HE’S
A WHITE SUPREMACIST WHO ATTENDED THE
CHARLOTTESVILLE UNITE
THE WHITE RALLY. LAS VEGAS POLICE SAY
HE COMMUNICATED WITH A
NEONAZI GROUP AND TALKED WITH AN
UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE
ABOUT ATTACKING A SYNAGOGUE OR A GAY
BAR.
REPORTS SHOW HIM PATROLLING HIS
NEIGHBORHOOD WITH AN
ASSAULT RIFLE. PETE WILLIAMS, NBC
NEWS WASHINGTON.
>>>NOW TO IRAN AND MORE OF LESTER’S
EXCLUSIVE VISIT INSIDE
THE TENSIONS ESCALATING BETWEEN THE
U.S. AND IRAN.
WE WANTED TO LOOK AT SOMETHING WE HARDLY
EVER SEE, THE IMPACT
ON THE PEOPLE THERE. LESTER, I KNOW YOU’VE
BEEN TALKING TO PEOPLE
FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
>>YES, SAVANNAH.
THE U.S. IS MAINTAINING ITS BEEFED
UP MILITARY PRESENCE
IN THE PERSIAN GULF REGION.
IT MAY HAVE FIRED ITS
MOST IMPORTANT AND POTENT WEAPON, THE
HARSHEST EVER ECONOMIC
SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN.
OFFICIALS HERE
ACKNOWLEDGE THEY ARE PAINFUL.
WE TRIED TO UNDERSTAND
IS THERE A BREAKING POINT.
FOR AS MANY HEADLINES
AS IT MAKES IN AMERICA, IRAN IS A
COUNTRY WE RARELY GET
TO SEE. ONE OF THE FIRST
THINGS YOU NOTICE
HERE, A STALLED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
ALONG THE TEHRAN
SKYLINE. UNEMPLOYMENT IS HIGH.
FOOD PRICES HAVE
DOUBLED. THINGS ARE VERY
EXPENSIVE?
>>YES. >>SHOPPERS IN THIS
BAZAAR TELL US
EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP.
EVEN SOME WHO WERE
BETTER OFF ARE FEELING THE PINCH.
>>WHAT IS IT LIKE
RIGHT NOW DOING BUSINESS IN IRAN?
>>VERY HARD.
>>ENTREPRENEURS LIKE HIGH END FASHION
DESIGNER COMPLAIN
BUSINESS IS DRYING UP. >>IT’S BECOME VERY
LESS CUSTOMERS FOR US.
>>BECAUSE IT’S EXPENSIVE.
>>YES, BECAUSE
EXPENSIVE. >>OF COURSE PAIN TO
THE ECONOMY IS THE
POINT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S
MAXIMUM PRESSURE
CAMPAIGN. USING SANCTIONS TO
FORCE IRAN’S LEADERS
TO CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR TO GET BACK
TO THE BARGAINING
TABLE. >>WE DON’T WANT MONEY
GOING OUT TO SPONSOR
TERROR. AND THEY ARE THE
NUMBER ONE SPONSOR OF
TERROR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
>>BACK AT HOME WITH
REZA AND ZARA, THEY TELL US THOSE AMERICAN
SANCTIONS WERE A
SURPRISE. >>MANY PEOPLE DIDN’T
EXPECT THIS.
THEY THOUGHT THAT AS IRAN STUCK BY ITS PART
OF THE DEAL, THE
UNITED STATES WOULD DO THE SAME.
>>STILL WE FOUND NOT
ALL IRANIANS ARE BLAMING THE U.S.
>>TELL ME ABOUT THE
ECONOMY. >>IT’S TERRIBLE.
IT’S VERY BAD.
>>DO YOU BLAME THE UNITED STATES?
>>WELL, NO.
THERE IS A POINT — I DON’T KNOW IF YOU
CAN — YOU HAVE TO GET
ALONG WITH EVEN THE ENEMY.
>>THE JURY IS STILL
OUT WHETHER THE U.S. PRESSURE IS WORKING.
CONSUMERS HERE STILL
HAVE ACCESS TO POPULAR ITEMS.
FOR EXAMPLE, APPLE
DOESN’T DO BUSINESS HERE IN IRAN BUT AS I
DISCOVERED YOU CAN
STILL BUY APPLE COMPUTERS AND iPHONES
THROUGH A GRAY MARKET
OF THIRD PARTY COUNTRIES.
>>THEY COME FROM
CHINA. >>RIGHT.
PEOPLE WANT TO BUY
THEM? THEY’RE POPULAR HERE?
>>YEAH.
>>CYRUS CONSULTS WITH COMPANIES LOOKING TO
LEGALLY DO BUSINESS
HERE. >>THOSE GUYS KNOW HOW
TO GET THE PRODUCTS
INTO IRAN AND THERE IS ENOUGH CUSTOMER DEMAND
DESPITE HIGHER PRICES
FOR THOSE PRODUCTS TO STILL BE IN THE
MARKET.
>>AFTER FOUR DECADES OF SANCTIONS, IRAN HAS
PERFECTED THE ART OF
THE WORK AROUND. TAKE OIL, IRAN’S MOST
VALUABLE COMMODITY.
THE U.S. EFFORT TO CUT OFF IRAN’S OIL EXPORTS
HAS COST THE COUNTRY
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE.
BUT IRAN’S CENTRAL
BANK GOVERNOR INSISTING TO ME MUCH
STILL GETS THROUGH.
>>CAN YOU PUT A NUMBER ON IT?
HOW MUCH OIL YOU ARE
STILL ABLE TO EXPORT? >>Translator: AS
MR. TRUMP HAS
ANNOUNCED WE ARE EXPORTING OIL.
PLEASE LET US KEEP THE
PROCESS TO OURSELVES. >>TEHRAN BUREAU CHIEF
ALI AROUZI HAS COVERED
IRAN FOR 12 YEARS. >>THIS IS NOT A
COUNTRY ON THE BRINK
OF COLLAPSE BY ANY WAYS.
THEY FIGURED WAYS OF
CIRCUMVENTING SANCTIONS AND USING
THE SANCTIONS.
>>BUT FOR HOW LONG. THAT’S THE CRITICAL
QUESTION THE U.S. IS
TESTING TONIGHT. WHILE SANCTIONS HAVE
LONG BEEN A PART OF
LIFE HERE, PEOPLE DO SAY THIS LATEST ROUND
HAS BEEN THE MOST
CHALLENGING. SAVANNAH, BACK TO YOU
IN NEW YORK.
>>WE’LL BE BACK SHORTLY.
>>>THERE’S MUCH MORE
AHEAD INCLUDING THE MURDER MYSTERY ROCKING
A COLLEGE CAMPUS.
A VICTIM FOUND STABBED TO DEATH ON THE FIRST
DAY OF THE SCHOOL
YEAR. THE MAN HUNT TONIGHT
FOR A KILLER.
>>>AND THE URGENT SURGE AT SEA, TWO
FIREFIGHTERS ON A
FISHING TRIP MISSING
>>>WE’RE BACK NOW
WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA.
POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT AFTER A
MAN WAS FOUND STABBED
TO DEATH ON THE CAMPUS OF CAL STATE
FULLERTON.
NBC’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER WITH THE DETAILS.
>>Reporter: THE FATAL
ATTACK ON CAMPUS TOOK PLACE JUST DAYS BEFORE
STUDENTS RETURNED TO
CAL STATE FULLERTON. A RETIRED
ADMINISTRATOR FOUND
STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES IN HIS OWN CAR.
WHEN POLICE RESPONDED
TO THE GRIZZLY SCENE, THE SUSPECT WAS GONE.
BLOOD HOUNDS COMBING
THE SCHOOL AS INVESTIGATORS LAUNCHED
A MAN HUNT FOR THE
KILLER. >>THE BACKPACK WAS
LOCATED.
INSIDE THE BACKPACK WAS AN INCENDIARY
DEVICE.
FOUND INSIDE THE BACKPACK WERE MULTIPLE
ITEMS ONE WOULD
POTENTIALLY USE TO KIDNAP SOMEONE.
>>THE POLICE BELIEVE
THE VICTIM AND ATTACKER MAY KNOW ONE
ANOTHER.
>>I NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS, SO
IT’S KIND OF FREAKY.
>>Reporter: WITH NO APPARENT MOTIVE FOR
THE KILLING, TONIGHT
POLICE SAY THE SCHOOL IS SAFE AND SECURE.
BUT THERE’S NO SIGN OF
THE MAN WHO BRUTALLY KILLED ANOTHER ON THIS
USUALLY TRANQUIL
CAMPUS. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS.
>>>COMING UP THE MASSIVE SEARCH TO FIND
>>>TONIGHT THERE IS
AN INTENSE ALL HANDS ON DECK SEARCH FOR TWO
FIREFIGHTERS WHO
HAVEN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE LEAVING FOR A
FUSHING TRIP LAST WEEK
IN FLORIDA. >>Reporter: IT’S THE
RESCUE MISSION DRAWING
HUNDREDS TO THE WATERS OFF FLORIDA.
>>THEY HAVE LEFT NO
STONE UNTURNED. >>Reporter: KEVIN
McCLUNEY CONFIDENT HIS
BROTHER IS LIVE AFTER LEAVING WITH HIS
FRIEND JUSTIN WALKER.
THE TWO FIREFIGHTERS LAST SEEN BEFORE A
FISHING TRIP ON
FRIDAY. >>THEY WERE IN THE
SAME FIRE FIGHTING
CLASS TOGETHER. THEY’RE GOING TO BE
LOOKING OUT FOR EACH
OTHER FOR SURE. >>Reporter: THE COAST
GUARD SPENDING MORE
THAN 70 HOURS SCOURING THE WATERS, COVERING
OVER 20,000 SQUARE
MILES. >>THESE GUYS HAVE THE
SKILLS TO SURVIVE FOR
A LONG TIME. >>Reporter: JOINING
THE SEARCH FOR THAN 50
FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS USING THEIR OWN BOATS
TO FIND THEIR LOST
BROTHERS. >>IT’S FAMILY AND
IT’S TREATED AS SO.
IT’S SOMETHING SACRED AND SO AMAZING.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE ONLY CLUE RECOVERED, McCLUNEY’S
FISHING BAG FOUND
NEARLY 50 MILES OFFSHORE.
>>WE’RE HOLDING
STRONG. THEY HAVE THE
STUBBORNNESS AND THE
DRIVE. WE ARE STAYING ON IT
FULL COURSE.
>>Reporter: MORGAN CHESKY, NBC
>>>FINALLY TONIGHT
FROM TEHRAN, A BID ABOUT OUR JOURNEY ON
THE GROUND.
OFFICIALS ARE WARY OF WESTERN JOURNALISTS.
OUR ACTIVITIES ARE
CLOSELY MONITORED, AND WE GO ONLY WHERE THE
GOVERNMENT GRANTS US
PERMISSION. THAT SAID, WE WERE
ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO
MOST OF THE DECISION MAKERS WE ASKED TO
INTERVIEW, AND IT WAS
ENLIGHTENING. AND SO WERE OUR
CONVERSATIONS WITH
PEOPLE WHO, LIKE SO MANY, STRUGGLE WITH
THE QUESTION HOW WE
GOT HERE AND WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE.
THAT’S “NIGHTLY NEWS”
FOR THIS MONDAY. I’M LESTER HOLT
REPORTING FROM TEHRAN.
FOR SAVANNAH GUTHRIE FOR SAVANNAH GUTHRIE
AND ALL OF US AT NBC
NEWS, THANK YOU FOR

100 Comments

  • Sandra Powell

    Israel rules!!!! The country is blessed from God!! Jesus is your Messiah!!! You haven't realized it but you will eventually will

  • Tito

    Wrong question, "Do you blame the United States?" – should be more like "do you blame your government leaders? Thats more of a contrarian question.

    Most of these leaders in these countries, are older and you would think wiser. Why is it so hard to come to peaceful existence? I guess peace is not so easy is it? More questions then answers.

    Also, why did it only take FiVE YEARS to fire this bad cop? He choked and killed a human being???? Like seriously?? Its such a shame and this would of not happened with out all the outside pressure to fire this terrible action by this officer.

  • Bob Joy

    i really hate to say it but make the people hungry and they will revolt without our help but they will know america caused the hunger

  • progressing

    Thanks for the Iran report. We as a country need to see that Iran is a country of people just like us. Working hard, loving family and friends. So much blame has been put on Iran when we were the ones who broke an International treaty that was working out fine for everyone, then Trump cancels it only because it was negotiated by the Obama Administration.

  • Father Finger

    LESTER FESTER DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR MUSLIM 0WN3R$ IRAN WORRY ABOUT AMERICA AND AMERICANS YOU BIG FOREHEADED TRAITOR!

  • Gino De La Fuente

    Somebody needs to pik up that officer torture him on fb live an drag him thru the streets an as for ALL OF TRUMPS RACIST BROTHERS HE AN HIS FAMILY NEED TO B IMPEACHED FOR INSTIGATING HATE TOWARDS ALL MINORITIES !!!!!!

  • Matthew Galter

    Anyone watching this- the mere fact that u call this "news" shows how willfully ignorant u all are! Thanks for being useful idiots, because- w/out u- they couldn't get away with the daily crimes against humanity they commit & are complicit in covering up. If u all only knew how stupid your admitting yourselves to be lmfao; fools, complicit in their own demise

  • D. Green

    Wow NBC news is more interested in the Iranian condition rather than the conditions in American. Keep in mind this is a terrorist sponsor state with uranium connection to Barry Santoro/ Barack Obama with over a billion in cash money of taxpayers money like some kind of drug deal…and this is who an American Network wants to sit with and sympathize with?? You liberals need to wake up! I'm done with NBC PERIOD!BETWEEN IT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THE MEDIA OUR COUNTRY IS BEING OVERTHROWN FROM THE INSIDE OUT RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.

  • Ian Rhein

    Do you…as a free thinking American believe Iran is truly a treat to you and your family? I did. Now, I just want the suffering we ALL endure to end. We’re all people. These people could be allies, trading partners, and a real stabilizing force in the Middle East. As an American I feel we need to help our own country and communities. Let others live freely as we wish to live freely. Don’t we have enough going here in the US? I just want peace. For ALL of us. Regarding the mass shootings…I just don’t get it. I was born in the 70’s…this didn’t happen then. Why? Were there shootings…yes. My father was murdered here in Vermont…I was shot here as well and my brother was killed in Mosul, Iraq. But we didn’t have things like “active shooters”. Things are out of control. We are, from my perspective more divided than in any other time in our countries history minus the civil war. Why? (I really don’t know) I have my ideas but…I’m just a regular guy. What makes someone so disconnected they want to hurt others based on religion, race, color etc? I feel helpless as it seems our politicians have no interest in the American people, rather themselves and their families. But not “the people”. I just don’t know what WE can do. Despite red vs blue, libs vs repubs, corporate interests vs people, and on and on. I’ll end with this. As a people, maybe it’s time we start acting like Americans. Helping each other. It starts with the little things. God Bless you all. And fear no longer but rather reach out, across the lines of decent and remember that we’re all people…and here in our country we’re all Americans first.

  • Gregory S

    What I don't understand is, does Iran actually think, they are somehow more than a small fly in the world? The U.S. would crush that nation. WTF?

  • Gregory S

    It would be fascinating to hear the conversations between Obama and Iran vs. Iran and the president. My thinking is that it would be like night and day.

  • Bill Kinsman

    Andrew can't even pretend to be surprised by Epstein's acts, when he was seen with him after the first time he was convicted.

  • Diana Malave

    This was a very sad case when this young man said I can't breath they should have let him breath my heart goes out to this family

  • Jack pine Savage

    I do not miss the nine minutes and five seconds of commercials in a thirty minute television broadcast of NBC News.

  • sema navidi

    Thank you Lester for the great report from Iran in hopes of somewhat educating the average stupid American who knows nothing about the world history and the truth.

  • NeoPup

    That guy from Connecticut was not threatening a mass shooting. He was sick and tired of federal agents abusing power. Wake up people, he was shitposting on the Internet not threatening anything.

  • Rock Halverson

    Some sick people with guns that is scary, gun sales probably go up, who will be their to protect loved ones from such horrible acts ya the truth normally one self. Ya all guns banned including criminals and wack nuts, Good Luck. Look at Australia and then Sweden the truth is the truth…….

  • Nettie Watkins

    Let Pete Buttigieg handle this issue. His degree is in international relationships. Donald Trump doesn't have the experience nor the people skills to negotiate anything with that other country. Stall until Trump is gone. The Iranian people don't look so bad. They look rather normal and very friendly and humanistic. Back off Trump. Back off.

  • Nettie Watkins

    It is right that the police officer was fired. The minute Garner said I can't breathe they should have let up on him. I have asthma too and you just don't do that. Selling cigarettes is not a big crime to lose your life

  • Humble Life

    Does Lester and Samantha haver ANYTHING POSTIVIE to say about the great and wonderful people of America? They've sold their souls to the devil. Anything for a click or view. Traitors!!

  • Angry Bushnell

    The planet is beginning to boil, but mankind is doubling down on its stupidity. "Only fools fight in a burning house." "Those who hate and fight must stop themselves, otherwise it is not stopped." ST s3e7

  • J Scotland

    The only time US love n respect Persia, is when they can install a puppet leader, and extract all its oil at dirt cheap price. Trump is a DIVISIVE clown

  • plum jade

    They love to show that scene of that nothing cop killing Eric Garner. The family should put a halt to that as whites love to view Black suffering. Plus, every cop on that scene should have been dismissed. They were collaborators

  • ienjoylife

    2 days to get back and forth to Iran and probably 3 days in the country with the end result of 5 minutes of reporting.

    The mediocrity of network journalism never fails to impress.

  • Deborah Buhrman

    Was that what that man from Iran really say that, they spoke over his voice, and we could understand him! Where these news people changing what he really said, to make things look worse, why else would they have done that! He spoke very good English easy to understand they didn't need an interpertor, I don't trust any of our news reporters! Especially NBC or NSNBC. THEY ARE LIERS AND RACE BAITERS AND HATE BAITERS ! DON'T TRUST THIER NEWS FOR YEARS, WHEN MY NEPHEW WAS IN ISREAL FOR A vacation, they lied about what was going on there!does thier aconomy look bad to you? They are used to be really rich with are help, what about us first! We need money to let then use thier own oil money! They are rich people, did you see that glass palace and thier buildings and roads and cars are better then ours! We are being lied too

  • bandrukesucks

    NOBODY LIKES AN ALL CAPS SPAM BOT BUT BLAME MY NAGGING CONSCIOUS FOR NOT ALLOWING ME TO REMAIN SILENT WHEN THE NEWS WON'T TALK ABOUT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST BURNING DOWN RIGHT NOW

  • bandeye khoda

    In Iran we're not allowed to host Americans in our homes, it's against the law; I was contacted by IRCG anti espionage for hosting couchsurfers. Why is Lester Holt allowed to dine with Iranians? What's different? if you come with cameras you can break the law? this is hypocrisy of the intelligence services!

  • Elijah ha Navi

    lester you speak with the enemy like it was a friend, and you promote lies, your interview is weak, and doesn't do a thing to help truth, propagandize much? sick media, starts wars and promotes evil, then loves to report it, Jesus Christ I hope his brightness of his coming burns up all media evil like the major stations, like you

  • Francoise Loffler

    TRUMP IS NOT THE POLICE OF THE WORLD…THE UNITED STATES SHOULD STAY HOME AND DEAL WITH THEIR OWN CHAOTIC CIRCUS! Period….

  • Francoise Loffler

    BARR HAS FOR ED EPSTEIN TO SIGN THE WILL BECAUSE HE VISITED HIM 2 DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH…I guess the will is for trump and his family!

  • Richie Tattersall

    SCREW YOU, YOU'RE NOT ABANDONED, YOU'RE OUT OF CONTROL. I live in Brooklyn NY. One afternoon, walking on Fulton Street about 2 blocks from the Broadway Junction Subway Station headphones, and a cup of coffee, about 3 in the Afternoon, an unmarked NYPD car pulls up next to me and starts giving me a bunch of B$. They dumped my coffee, "are you selling drugs, have ever sold drugs, they finally verify my ID, I lived 2 blocks from where this happened. 2 day later, same fools pull up in front of my Brownstone that I had owned since 1987, as I was sweeping up leaves in my Court yard. "You really do live here". I owned it since before they were even born. The reason? I'm White in a neighborhood that at that point was about 98% Black, their B$ works both ways.

  • M Infanger

    WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE TRUMP OR THE WORLD? I SAY THE WORLD. TRUMP HAS NO CREDIBILITY. TRUMP LIES MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE TALK. EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS IN QUESTION AS TO IF IT'S TRUE OR NOT. HE HAS MADE AMERICA AN EVIL COUNTRY. TO OLD AMERICA WOULD PUT A END TO THIS AMERICA JUST TWO YEARS TO AGO.

  • M Infanger

    TRUMP IS A DANGER TO AMERICA AND OUR CHILDREN. HE WILL DO WHAT EVER HE MUST TO PUNISH AMERICA FOR NOT BLINDLY FOLLOWING HIM. ONLY HE CAN SAVE AMERICA FROM, WHO? WHAT? HE NEVER SAYS AND HE WILL DO SOMETHING TO PUNISH US. MAYBE A WAR OR DECLARING MARSHAL LAW. REPUBLICAN PARTY IS CORRUPT.

  • M Infanger

    WHY HASN'T AG BARR MOVED AGAINST THE WHITE RIGHT BUT IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON TRIAL FOR TERRORISTS ACTIVITY. BARR IS CORRUPT AND DOESN'T CARE IF WE KNOW IT. WHY ARE WE FIGHTING IRAN? WE SCREWED THEM WHEN WE REMOVED THEIR ELECTED PRIME MINISTER AND PUT IN THE SHAQ, A DICTATOR TO SELL OIL TO AMERICA.

  • M Infanger

    AMERICA, MY COUNTRY, SHOULD REMOVE ALL SANCTIONS AND STOP TRYING TO CONTROL THE WORLD. THEY DON'T WANT US TOO. WE SHOULD WANT PEACE. TRUMP HAS WASTED ALL THE GOODWILL AMERICA'S LEADERS HAVE BUILT UP WITH HIS IGNORANT POLICIES. TRUMP IS THE ENEMY. IF HE WERE KILLED I WOULD NOT MOURN.

  • Yong K peterson

    it was SO STUPID TO– P,ANDREW TO TAKEN A– PICTURE WITH UNDER– AGES KIDS FIRST PLACE , JEFFREY EPSTEIN– ISLAND HOMES .AND HE LOOKS SO HAPPY TO TAKEN THE PICTURE WITH THAT GIRL IN THE PICTURE. …?
    MY GRANDPARENTS– SAWED PICTURE in the NEWS, MEDIA. …?

  • Oliver Rowen

    What more do you need? Two days before he died he signed a will? The AG secretly visited him in prison. His cell mate was moved. The suicide watch was lifted. The security camera wasn't working. The guards weren't on patrol. Even his lawyers had to be in on it because they dealt with the will so they knew he was about to be killed. Everyone got paid off. Funny they aren't saying where the money went to.

  • Xanther Blaze

    I think you should be asking why Iran wants to deal with the first guy that left, and not the dude now… I think the previous administration should be investigated…Sounds shady to me…

  • Alex Gonzalez

    It is all the opposite the firing of this cop puts the NYPD on top and gain credibility and respect to the force because they showing everybody that they also get responsibility for their actions it puts the NYPD on the right track

  • M14 SMK

    Did Congress approve the $ that Obama left on their tarmac?
    Who DID Approve of that?
    Would it be ok if Trump dropped off a few billion dollars to Israel?

  • M14 SMK

    She might have lost a son,but the country lost a law-breaking THUG that felt it wise to fight the police instead of complying.

  • Riggs Nelson

    Why wouldn't the drone have been shot down. If it came over my house guess what? What did the U.s do? What would they have done?

  • Riggs Nelson

    MURDERRRRRRR. KILLED THAT BROTHER WITHOUT CAUSE. REALIZE AND REPENT IN TRUTH TO BE FORGIVEN. FEW CAUCASIANS ARE MURDERED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR IN CONTRAST PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLING MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR. YET HERE WE STILL HAVE CAUCASIANS CARELESSLY HANDLING US PEOPLE OF COLOR OUT DOWN AND OR DEAD. WOW. PEACE AND BLESSING. WE ALLLLL GOTTA GO ONE DAY BUT THAT BROTHER DIDNT DESERVE TO GO LIKE THAT MAY HIS FAMILY BE GIVEN JUSTICE AND AS MUCH PEACE IN COMPENSATION AS THEY SHOULD. TRUTH

  • Dav A

    It took 5 year. What a disgrace. The officer should be in jail for the death of Eric Gardner, a man who was selling cigarettes on the street. This is not justice. No wonder the US is loosing all credibility in the world view. Justice in America is looking no better than in China. America under tRump is a disgrace.

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