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Iran-Iraq War / Chemical Warfare #114568

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Denial by Iraq of use of chemical weapons against own village reported Report introduced.

(Tehran, Iran: Mike Lee) Mil. video of village of Halabja, Iraq, revealing civilians dead in sts. from chemical poisoning shown; hospitalized mustard gas victims shown. Iranian concern over chemical warfare detailed.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Western condemnation of chemical warfare in Iran- Iraq war reported; White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater and International Red Cross quoted; scenes shown from Iraqi TV. [Middle East expert George JOFFE - explains use of chemical weaponry by Iraq.] Sources reported stating Iraq mfrs. own chemical weapons. [Mil. analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - says chemical gas easily made.] Countries producing chemical weapons, include Iran, noted; map shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says Iran may also use chemical artillery shells.]

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Zelnick, Bob

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