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Iran-Iraq War #272950

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1980
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(Studio) Escalation in conflict between Iran and Iraq reported coming with Iran's bombing of Baghdad and Basra and Iraq's alleged destruction of world's largest oil refinery at Abadan; Iran said announcing halt to all discussions concerning United States hostages. Details of conflict given. Iraq's bombing of Iran said ranging from Qasr-i-Shirin to Abadan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraqi television footage of battle with Iran shown; cross-border fighting discussed. Abadan's location on Shatt al Arab waterway noted. [Voice of British radio OPERATOR - describes attack on refinery.] British said monitoring Iraqi and Iranian radio transmissions from London, England.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) President Carter's position on conflict outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States reaction to fighting examined; role of United States and USSR in conflict discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported calling for emergency meeting of Sec. Council
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Pintak, Larry

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