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Iran-Iraq War / Iran Crisis #272934

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1980
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(Studio) Escalation of Iran-Iraq conflict reported; 1973 Mideast war mentioned. Details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraq's ruling council said broadcasting declaration of war; details given, government statement quoted. Battle over Shatt al Arab River detailed; call for uprising in Iraq, among its Shiite Muslems, by Ayatollah Khomeini from Iran noted.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Use of United States and USSR military equipment in conflict by Iran and Iraq, respectively, explained; Shah of Iran mentioned. Iraq's deputy premier noted in Moscow, USSR , today to discuss crisis; efforts to improve relations between United States and Iraq cited. United States concern over conflict's implication for US hostages in Iran noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department reported giving message to Swiss ambassador to deliver to Tehran; details given. [President CARTER - comments on Iran-Iraq conflict, US hostages.] Admin. said fearing that Iran will accuse United States of backing Iraq; details given.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie reported outlining United States proposal for release of US hostages during address to United Nations General Assembly today; details given. Tour of United States embassy in Tehran by Iranian parliament members today reported; film shown. Oil industry sources reported feeling that Iran-Iraq crisis won't affect United States fuel situation; details given. France and Brazil noted most affected by any possible interruption.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pintak, Larry;
Sawyer, Diane

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