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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #110712

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 01, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(Kuwait: David Ensor) Departure here of tanker Gas Prince under US Navy escort as preparations for Bridgeton's departure continue noted; details given, scenes shown. Secrecy surrounding specific aspects of US-Kuwait protection agreement, illustrated by United States embassy press secretary's handling of Bridgeton mining, described.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Italy's rejection of United States request for minesweeping help mentioned; Britain's rejection yesterday said tempered somewhat today. Details given. Possibility The Netherlands will help indirectly by selling Kuwait minesweepers discussed. Status of United States Navy's minesweeping operation examined; details given, scenes shown.

Ensor, David;
Inderfurth, Rick;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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