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Persian Gulf / Weinberger Trip #111499

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Betsy Aaron) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's Persian Gulf tour, include stops at USS Hawes and USS Guadalcanal to praise crews for seizing Iranian minelaying ship, featured; scenes shown. [WEINBERGER - praises Hawes crew; promises captured ship will be scuttled.] Iran recalled claiming mines found aboard captured ships were foodstuffs. [WEINBERGER - mocks Iranian allegation.] [SEAMAN - questions inability of US to attack Iran as we did Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi.] [WEINBERGER - responds.] Schedule for transfer of Iranian prisoners held by Navy via Red Crescent outlined.

Aaron, Betsy;
Jennings, Peter

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