Search the Archive

Persian Gulf #106305

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon report on incident in Persian Gulf between United States helicopters based near Farsi Island and Iranian gunboats out of port of Bushehr reported; file film shown. [Secretary Defense Caspar WEINBERGER - says copters acted properly.] Senator demand that President Reagan invoke War Powers Act noted. [Senator Dale BUMPERS -wants to know how long United States to be in Gulf.] [On CNN, REAGAN - opposes Senator role in Persian Gulf decisions.] Iran arms buildup cited.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Iranian television report accusing United States of aggression and United States denials of Iran account noted; details given, scenes shown. Message to UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar from Iran foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati accusing United States of turning Gulf area into another Vietnam quoted on screen. Minesweeping activities of France and Great Britain cited; scenes shown. Propaganda efforts of Iran reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Zelnick, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.