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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / United States Policy / Retaliation #117140

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stmt. by President Reagan that downing of Iranian plane in Persian Gulf will not change United States policy there reported Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Review of United States policy in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Dale BUMPERS - says Congress may force some change in Gulf policy.] [Columbia Univ. Gary SICK - says United States must question its policy.] [Senator Sam NUNN, on "Good Morning, American", Representative Lee HAMILTON - comment on United States Gulf policy.] Possibility of Iranian retaliation against US hostages in Lebanon discussed. [SICK - explains hostages as pawns.] Other targets for terrorism noted; scenes shown.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(London, England: John Laurence) Heavy security for Americans in Europe due to threat of Iranian revenge featured; details given, scenes shown of worldwide security checks on US' Independence Day. [US ambassador to France Joe ROGERS - comments on incident.]

Laurence, John;
McWethy, John;
Serafin, Barry

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