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Persian Gulf / Mines, Captured Ship, War Powers Act #111481

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Research vessel flying Panamanian flag reported sinking after hitting mine off Iran's Farsi Island in Persian Gulf; details given.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Intelligence gained by United States with recent capture of Iranian minelaying ship in Persian Gulf off Bahrain featured; details given, scenes shown. Probability Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger will publicly display captured documents during his inspection of ship tomorrow mentioned. Iranian sailors captured during attack reported scheduled for repatriation through Red Crescent organization soon.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's dispute with Congress over invoking War Powers Act for United States presence in Persian Gulf noted; Congress's compromise plan outlined. ABC News-"Washington Post" poll on public's response to United States protection agreement with Kuwait outlined on screen.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

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