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Persian Gulf / Iran-Iraq War, Weinberger Tour #111522

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 27, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Contd. Iran-Iraq attacks on tankers in Persian Gulf noted.

(Bahrain: Barrie Dunsmore) Heroism status of seaman taken prisoner by US when Iranian minelaying ship was seized and returned to Iran via Oman today noted; government's version of incident mentioned. Scenes shown. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's reaction to Iran's claims quoted; intensification of Iraqi attacks on tankers said apparently coinciding with Weinberger's Persian Gulf tour. [Courtesy "This Wk.", WEINBERGER - cites need for totally new government in Iran.] Weinberger's omission of Kuwait from his tour mentioned. [WEINBERGER - praises Saudi cooperation.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Weinberger's criticism of Congress efforts to force administration into invoking War Powers Act and Senator John Glenn's response quoted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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