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Persian Gulf / Gulf Nations Meeting / United States Costs #107134

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 26, 1987
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Hilary Bowker) Mtg. of representatives from 6 Persian Gulf ntns. in Saudi Arabia to discuss impact of Iran-Iraq war on shipping in Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. Iranian speedboat attacks on Saudi Arabian-flagged tanker &S. Korean tanker in Gulf reported; scenes shown. Iran's use of Abu Musa Island as main base from which it attacks neutral shipping noted.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Costs of United States escort operations in Persian Gulf featured; Iraqi attack on USS Stark recalled; scenes shown. United States Navy activities detailed; scenes shown; Pentagon costs estimates outlined on screen. [US Navy Rear Admiral (ret.) Gene LaROQUE - discusses hidden costs.] Iran-Iraq war mentioned.

Bowker, Hilary;
Serafin, Barry;
Zelnick, Bob

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