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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / Compensation #116705

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Announcement by President Reagan that United States will pay compensation to families of victims aboard Iranian airliner shot down by US Navy reported [REAGAN -says American has compassion for people on that plane.] 1979 takeover of American embassy in Tehran, Iran, recalled. [REAGAN - says there will be no compensation to Iran's government] [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - says administration still feels it was justifiable act.] Details of likely compensation plan given. Possibility of opposition to plan on Capitol Hill noted. [Senator John McCAIN - says there will be resentment of payment to any Iranian as long as Americans are held hostage.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Possible impact of compensation plan of US- Iranian relations examined. Iran reported taking their case to United Nations Security Council tomorrow. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Concern of commercial aviation in area that US Navy might make another mistake reported; scenes shown of ships in Gulf; communications to ships from airplanes and air traffic control in Bandar Abbas, Iran and Dubai played.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Lee, Mike

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