ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 05, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Continue of Iran-Iraq war reported; scenes shown of Basra, Iraq, from Iraqi TV. [Iraqi ambassador to United States Abdul Amir ANBARI - says Iran is juggling words, not offering substantive peace offer.] Suggestion from Iranian ambassador to United Nations that Iran would accept Resolution 598, which calls for cease-fire in Iran-Iraqwar recalled; motivations behind Iran's action discussed. [US mission to United Nations Rose BERNSTEIN - says Iran's move is publisher relations maneuver.] Mtg. between Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss embargo against Iran mentioned. [Iran ambassador to UN Mohammed MAHALLATI - says Iran has removed excuse for arms embargo.] Feeling that Iran is stalling, not pushing for end to war, noted.
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