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Persian Gulf / Operation Martyrdom, United States Presence #111162

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Iran's continued naval maneuvers in Persian Gulf, code named Operation Martyrdom, featured; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy Iranian TV, voice of REPORTER - announces launching of Iran's 1st domestically-manufactured submarine.] Shipping activity in gulf today despite Iran's threats described, shown. [Voice of Iranian TV REPORTER - describes reputed weapons of Iranian naval unit.] Preparations for future oil tanker convoys under United States protection noted.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Navy's preparations to counter threats from Iranian gunboats examined; details given, scenes shown. Admiral Harold Bernsen's decision regarding Bridgeton's departure discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Zelnick, Bob

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