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Persian Gulf / US-Iran Relations #111464

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 23, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's opposition to invoking War Powers Act reported

(Persian Gulf: Betsy Aaron) Minesweeping operation in Persian Gulf following Navy's recent attack and seizure of Iranian minelaying vessel reported; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Iranian WARSHIP - warns US helicopter away.] Condition of British tanker Gentle Breeze, attacked by Iran recently, described, shown.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) United States intelligence system preceding attack on Iranian minelaying ship reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Fate of Iranian prisoners currently held by Navy explained. [Assistant defense secretary Richard ARMITAGE - promises disposal of captured ship.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said expected to tour captured boat during his Persian Gulf visit.

Aaron, Betsy;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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