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Iran-Iraq War #105307

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Barrie Dunsmore) Possible significance of Iran's latest offensive against Basra, Iraq, examined; details given, scenes shown. [London School of Econs. spokesperson Dr. Fred HALLIDAY - explains Basra's importance to Iraq.] Implications of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's visit to front considered. [HALLIDAY - believes Iran holds edge on morale.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's unclear position in Iran-Iraq war, incl. aiding both sides with intelligence information and arms sales to Iran, examined; USSR intelligence passed to Iranian officials by United States cited as example Allegation that Reagan administration purposely provided misinformation to both sides to prevent either from winning war discussed; CIA's response quoted on screen.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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