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Persian Gulf / Iran-Iraq War #111612

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Jim Hickey) Implications of Iranian silkworm missile attack on Kuwait examined; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of US warship SPOKESPERSON - warns press plane away; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Iranian speaker Hashemi RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) warns President Reagan to leave gulf.] No. tankers attacked recently reviewed. [Injured Italian CAPT. - describes Iranian attack on his ship; remarks transcribed on screen.] Potential for widening conflict with continued increase in international naval presence here considered.

(DC: John McWethy) United Nations Sec. Council reported ordering Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to attempt to stop Iran-Iraq war with personal visit to area. [PEREZ de Cuellar - notes cncl.'s consensus that he travel to Tehran.] His trip's purpose outlined on screen. [US ambassador to UN, Vernon WALTERS - notes cncl.'s decision is unprecedented.] Kurt Waldheim's Tehran mission during United States hostage crisis recalled.

Hickey, Jim;
McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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