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Persian Gulf / United States Presence, Operation Martyrdom #111181

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Secretary of State George Shultz's call for incrd. allied participation in United States minesweeping operation in Persian Gulf noted; Saudi Arabia said increase its minesweeping fleet in region.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Status of Kuwaiti convoy awaiting departure from Persian Gulf under United States naval escort explained; details given, scenes shown. Gulf shipping activity and proximity of Iran's continued naval maneuvers, Operation Martyrdom, described, indicated on map. Iranian TV scenes narrated. [Voice of Navy warship SPOKESPERSON - warns press plane away.] USSR presence cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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