ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reagan administration curbing exports to China in response to China's supplying silkworm missiles to Iran reported
(Persian Gulf: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon's concern about increase Iran-China cooperation reported Silkworm missile file footage shown. Examples of use of silkworm missiles in Persian Gulf reviewed. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - notes United States has urged China not to let Iran have silkworm missiles.] Possibility of sale of Chinese version of military planes to Iran and training of Iranian pilots reported Acquisition of Chinese-made missiles from Korea (DPR) by Iran noted. Impact of improved Iranian armaments on Iran-Iraq War and US policy in Gulf cited.
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