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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hashemi Rafsanjani reported taking over command of armed forces in Iran from Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Current status of Iran-Iraq war featured; details given of recent Iraq offensives in Fao peninsula and near Basra, Iraq, map and scenes shown from Iraqi TV. Iran's problems in recruiting zealots for military explained; possible impact on US' role in Persian Gulf noted.
- Jennings, Peter;
- Zelnick, Bob
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