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Iran-Iraq War #267252

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 13, 1980
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(Studio) Iraqi air strike against Iran's 2nd largest city, Isfahan, reported; details given. Iraq's efforts to take Khorramshahr and Abadan, and thus control Shatt al Arab waterway, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Situation at Khorramshahr, Abadan and Ahwaz, destruction of major pipeline to Tehran, and fighting at Dizful, Iran, detailed; Iranian air attack on Haj Umran reported Map shown; counteroffensive promised by Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said not yet apparent.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Khorramshahr, Iran) Battle over Khorramshahr, on the Shatt al Arab, examined; films shown. Fighting at Abadan outlined.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Presence of Communist ships at port of Aqaba, Jordan, Jordan's declared support for Iraq and necessity of Iraq importing all military equipment and supplies via overland route through Jordan noted; details given. Efforts by Jordan's King Hussein to win Saudi Arabia's support for Iraq mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Amman, Jordan) Pol. implications of Hussein's endorsement of Iraqi cause discussed; his perceptions of Ayatollah Khomeini and Saudi Arabia's apparent position in conflict noted.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Bani-Sadr reported setting conditions before United Nations for safe passage of intl. ships out of Shatt al Arab; details given. Response of United Nations noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Pintak, Larry;
Rather, Dan

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