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US-Iran Relations / Persian Gulf Attack #111444

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's reaction to United States attack on Iranian minelaying ship in Persian Gulf yesterday noted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - defs. legality of United States actions; dismisses Iran's threats of retaliation.] [Senators Claiborne PELL, Sam NUNN, John McCAIN - praise Navy action, express concern over possible Iranian retaliation.] Congress's pressure on President to invoke War Powers Act since USS Stark incident discussed. [Senator John GLENN - notes applicability of War Powers Act now.] [REAGAN - responds.] [Jimmy CARTER - thinks United States policy in Persian Gulf is mistake; explains.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Betsy Aaron) Iranian celebrations observing 8th anniversary of beginning of war with Iraq described, shown. Speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani's threats against United States for attack on Iranian warship outlined. Response of Kuwait noted. Outcome of rocket attack on British tanker Gentle Breeze described; scenes shown. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - considers assault on merchant ship outrageous.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item announced.

Aaron, Betsy;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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