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Iran-Iraq War #267623

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1980
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(Studio) United States and USSR said reiterating their intentions to remain out of current Iran-Iraq war as each moved to increase military capabilities of ntns. in the region; President Leonid Brezhnev's agreement with Syria and United States offer to protect neutrality of other Arab ntns. noted. Israel's reaction to Jordan's involvement in war reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States said offering Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and United Arab Emirates access to early warning radar systems such as that being supplied to Saudi Arabia. [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments.] Current status of activity in region and radar units' capabilities outlined. Israel's ambassador said requesting meeting with Muskie to protest Jordan's involvement and alleged USSR supplies entering area; details given.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer (KWTV newstape)

(Studio) Jordan reported announcing North Yemen's support for Iraq; Jordan's endorsement of Iraq earlier in week recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aqaba, Jordan) Port of Aqaba, Jordan, said experiencing incrd. business due to Jordan's support for Iraq; details given, films shown. King Hussein's defense of position outlined. [HUSSEIN - comments.] United States and British noted complaining about situation.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Brezhnev's warning to West quoted during Moscow state dinner for visiting Syrian President Hafez al Assad; details given, films shown. USSR and Syria noted signing joint cooperation treaty; Syria's support for Iran in current war mentioned. Incrd. air attacks by both Iran and Iraq announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraqi television film of captured Iranian prisoners shown, discussed; today's air strikes by both ntns. detailed. Map shown, specific sites listed. Situation in Khorramshahr, Iran, examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Iran's attack on international ships in Shatt al Arab waterway reported; Rumanian captain 's account of experience outlined. OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) summit, scheduled for Baghdad next month, said postponed due to war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pintak, Larry;
Sawyer, Diane;
Young, Steve

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