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Persian Gulf / USSR Presence #111199

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barrie Dunsmore) Media's interpretation of United States military presence in Persian Gulf and implications for Soviet buildup in region examined; details given, scenes shown. [Pol. analyst Gennady GERASIMOV - considers United States policy "silly," USSR policy logical.] Status of USSR military presence in area considered. [GERASIMOV - jokes about United States reaction to Bridgeton mining.] USSR military aid to Iraq and political skill in wooing Iran as well noted illustrated by outcome of deputy foreign minister Yuli Vorontsov's recent visit to both Baghdad and Tehran; details given, scenes shown.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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