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USS Stark Aftermath #109320

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 23, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) United States delegation reported en route to Iraq for joint inquiry into last Sunday's Iraqi missile attack on USS Stark in Persian Gulf; scenes shown. Navy investigators said focusing on Stark's failure to protect itself with Phalanx defense system. [Senator James SASSER - considers Persian Gulf problem an international one, not just that of US.] [In weekly radio address, President REAGAN - defs. proposed defense agreement in region with Kuwait.] [Courtesy CNN, assistant secretary state Richard MURPHY - agrees.] White House reaction to Murphy's earlier remark on war with Iran recalled. [Representative Tom LANTOS - believes administration is increase danger of direct confrontation with Iran by its Kuwaiti deal.]

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) "This Wk." announced.

Sullivan, Kathleen;
Zelnick, Bob

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