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Iran-Iraq War #267350

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1980
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(Studio) Iran reported claiming paratroop drop into besieged city of Khorramshahr; Iraq's claim of capturing that city as well as of Abadan, Iran, recalled. Iran. noted also rejecting Iraqi ceasefire order; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Fighting around mouth of Shatt al Arab waterway, and at Ahwaz, Iran, examined; Iraqi television films shown. Possible rationale for ceasefire called for by Saddam Hussein's government considered.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Iraqi newspaper criticism of United States reported; John Foster Dulles mentioned. Former Iranian prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar reported leaving Paris, France, for Iraq today. Details given. United States reported strengthening its naval force in Persian Gulf to emphasize its demand with regard to oil ports.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gulf of Oman) Current tanker traffic in Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz examined; films shown. Role insurance premiums play in situation outlined; Lloyds of London mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) Guards at Iran and Iraq's embassies in Beirut, Lebanon, reported battling today; details given, map shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Pintak, Larry
Duration:
00:04:30

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