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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iran-Iraq War #115073

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Position of President Reagan's administration on situation in Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Status of Iranian military operations in Persian Gulf featured. Ship from United Arab Emirates reported hit by Iranian rocket fire; scenes shown. Swarming of Iranian speedboats around Dubai's Fateh oil fields noted; map and scenes shown; ships' radio messages played. [VOICE from French ship - says ship will destroy mines it found.] Scenes shown from damaged oil platforms.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon evaluation of yesterday's actions between US and Iran reported [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - discusses possibility that Iran used silkworm missiles.] Analysis of missiles fired at United States ships and by US ships and planes outlined on screen; file footage of missiles shown. [HOWARD - comments.] United States communications between United States forces in Gulf and Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci and joint chiefs of staff chairperson William Crowe in Washington, DC examined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Iraq of recapture of Faw peninsula in Persian Gulf reported; scenes shown from Iraqi television of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein touring area.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Zelnick, Bob

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