Search the Archive

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

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.