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Persian Gulf / Kuwait Tanker / United States Retaliation #105982

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) USSR news agency response to United States attack on Iranian oil platform in Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.

(DC: Ann Compton) Link of support for attack by Congress to desire for role in decision-making process in Persian Gulf reported [President REAGAN - calls response appropriate; notes we are not at war with Iran.] [Vice President George BUSH - says Iran must realize it will pay a price for its actions in Gulf.] Congress support for Reagan's actions detailed. [Representative David BONIOR, Senators Robert DOLE, John GLENN - comment on United States action in Persian Gulf against Iran.] Congress attitude toward Persian Gulf policy cited. [Senator Sam NUNN - says policy with regard to Iran not wise.] Upcoming Senate vote on War Powers resolution previewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Georgetown Univ. Anthony CORDESMAN - says we are in Persian Gulf primarily because of importance of oil there to world economy and because Iraq has failed to succeed against Iran.]

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter

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