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Iran-Iraq War #267186

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq reported announcing unilateral temporary ceasefire with Iran; details given. Iraq's objectives of Ahwaz, Khorramshahr and Abadan, Iran, said still eluding capture; today's fighting around Dizful and Ahwaz, Iran, outlined. Yesterday's Iranian air raid on Baghdad, Iraq, in which nuclear research center and power plant were hit, recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iran) Yesterday's attack on Baghdad examined; films shown. Expulsion of some West correspondents for their coverage of attack on French-run nuclear power station reported; Iraq's ceasefire discussed.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Kurdish rebels opposed to Iraq reported launching guerrilla initiative in the north; details given, map shown. Iran noted announcing its intentions with regard to Strait of Hormuz.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Iraq reported flying most of its bomber and cargo planes to bases in Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, North Yemen and United Arab Emirates for safekeeping; Saudi Arabia's apparent position with regard to harboring Iraqi planes while United States AWACS are in operation there noted. Composition of Iraqi air force re: USSR planes outlined; Defense Department photos shown. USSR equipment and supply ships reported turning back after unsuccessful attempt at entering Shatt al Arab waterway; details given.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie reported sending letter to Iran's prime minister Mohammed Rajai emphasizing United States intention to remain neutral in war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Pintak, Larry

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