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US-Iran Relations / Sanctions #111552

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Ann Compton) Senate vote for economy sanctions against Iran reported; details given, scenes shown. July oil imports from Iran said catalyst to embargo proposed by Senator Robert Dole. [DOLE, Senator Alan DIXON - note absurdity in paying Iran to attack us.] Other Iranian prods. affected listed; lack of impact on United States oil consumers explained. [Senator John GLENN - thinks administration should invoke War Powers Act.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairperson Admiral William CROWE - thinks forcing administration's hand on issue would be strategic mistake.] Amendment to force War Powers Act said attached to defense budget.

Reporter(s):
Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:30

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