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Iran-Iraq Conflict #272100

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1980
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(Studio) Fighting in Iran-Iraq border reported; details given. Chgs. and counterchgs. by each nation noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraq's military superiority over Iran said due to USSR backing; details given, films shown. [For. minister Sadoon HAMMADI - comments on situation; Iran's illusion with regard to being center of world revolution.] Iraqi chgs. against Iran's exportation of fervor to Shiite Moslems in south Iraq detailed; Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned. Assassination attempt against Saddam Hussein recalled; Hussein's political career discussed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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