ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) United States threat to Iran regarding cease-fire in its war with Iraq noted.
(Persian Gulf: Jim Hickey) Intensification of Iran-Iraq war and increase attacks on tankers in area examined; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of tanker CAPT. - reports Iranian attack, its aftermath; remarks transcribed on screen.] Renewed Iraqi attacks on Iranian oil facilities described. [Voice of Tehran Radio ANNOUNCER - warns of massive retaliation.] USS Guadalcanal said rescuing downed Iraqi pilot; details given, scenes shown. Contd. United States convoys mentioned.
(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's threat to Iran to honor United Nations cease- fire resolution outlined; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - announces administration's deadline.] United States threat to push through arms embargo against Iran in United Nations discussed. [USSR deputy foreign minister Vladimir PETROVSKY - calls for halt to military activities in region; wants all military removed from Persian Gulf.]
(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) United Press International said claiming administration officials are urging Iraq to escalate its attacks on Iranian oil installations; details given.
(Jubail, Saudi Arabia: John McKenzie) Implications for world oil supplies of growing tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia discussed; details given, scenes shown. Saudi advantage with its pipeline considered. [Petroleum Research Fndn. spokesperson John LICHTBLAU - cites strengths and weaknesses of pipeline.] Possibility other Arab states will contract for pipelines across Saudi Arabia illustrated on map.
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