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Iran-Iraq War #116846

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Iranian government that it will accept UN resolution calling for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq war reported Report introduced.

(No location given: Barrie Dunsmore) Iran's shift in policy explained; details given, scenes shown from Iranian TV. Stmt. by Hashemi Rafsanjani that decision to accept cease-fire was made by Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini reported; scenes shown from war. [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de Cuellar - hopes for early "D-Day."] Response from Iraq noted; President Saddam Hussein shown. Review of 8-yr. war given; map shown. Likely impact of cease-fire on United States policy in Persian Gulf noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Covering of this development by "Nightline" noted.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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