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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing #116766

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) Debate at United Nations Sec. Council over downing of Iranian civilian plane by United States reported; details given, scenes shown. [Iranian foreign min. Ali Akbar VELAYATI - (thru translator) says aggressive intentions of US resulted in massacre of innocent people.] Iranian claim that plane received no warnings from USS Vincennes reported [Vice President George BUSH - calls charge that attack was premeditated a wild allegation; says Iran, too, must share blame; explains United States policy in Gulf.] Advice given by United States to Iran and vice versa outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Return of bodies of some victims to Dubai reported; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:03:00

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