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Persian Gulf / Iran-Kuwait #106054

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Steve Shepard) Iranian missile attack on Kuwait oil loading platform in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown courtesy Kuwait TV. Last Friday's attack on Kuwait tanker recalled. Dependence of Kuwait's oil-based economy on this platform noted; map shown. Navy convoy of 2 US-flagged Kuwaiti tankers shown. Possibility of installation by Kuwait of Hawk missiles on Faylakah Island in Gulf between Kuwait and Fao Island, on which Iran silkworm missiles are based, reported Iranian willingness to attack any enemy in Gulf reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States response to attack noted; military response said unlikely.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve
Duration:
00:02:00

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