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Persian Gulf #111931

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 02, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Hilary Bowker) Attack on Greek-owned, Maltese-flagged tanker in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of CAPT. - describes rocket attack.] Possibility that attack was by Iraq, not Iran, noted. Attacks on commercial shipping in Gulf reviewed; Iraq's December 9 attack on Norway ship recalled; limited role of United States Navy patrols in area noted; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mentioned. Iranian attack on United States helicopter December 24 noted. Inevitability of serious confrontation between United States and Iran in Gulf reiterated.

Bowker, Hilary;
Serafin, Barry

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