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Persian Gulf / Mines #110728

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Complexity of Persian Gulf situation said illustrated by US-operated, Panamanian-flagged tanker Texaco Caribbean carrying Iranian oil hitting mine; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Captain Luigi PARCHI - describes incident; remarks transcribed on screen (poor audio).] Witness's description of fishing boat's alleged mining activity quoted. Status of United States convoy en route to Kuwait discussed; indications that mined tanker Bridgeton is preparing to leave gulf under Navy escort cited.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - notes mines are indiscriminate.] US-protected convoy en route to Kuwait said receive minesweeping help from both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia; probability convoy will link up with Bridgeton for return trip through Strait of Hormuz discussed. Surveillance flights of Iranian jets mentioned; security precautions taken by US convoy listed on screen. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's warning to staff not to discuss convoy details noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Zelnick, Bob

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