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Iran-Iraq War #267202

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1980
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(Studio) Iran and Iraq reported both declaring intentions of escalating current war; details given. Yesterday's Iraqi air attack on Iranian towns of Dizful and Ahwaz noted; warning issued by Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Current battle around Khorramshahr on the Shatt al Arab waterway examined; films shown. Today's air strikes by both ntns. discussed; map shown, sites named. Iraqi television film shown.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Iraqi commander's claim of his nation's tank penetration across Karun River reported; implications for fate of refinery at Abadan, Iran, noted. UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim's request that both Iran and Iraq allow international ships in region to leave safely mentioned; United Nations Sec. Council said holding emergency session Monday on war. Libya reported 1st Arab nation to declare its support for Iran; Associated Press item quoted. Marxist-Palestinian guerrilla group said allegedly accompanying USSR -made rockets to Iran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Problems faced by Libya in its support of Iran discussed; possible role of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Bulgaria and USSR cited. Those ntns. supporting Iraq and Iran listed on screen. United States and USSR ints. in Mideast examined; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) President Carter's concern over Libya's involvement in war quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Pintak, Larry

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