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Iran-Iraq War #272967

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1980
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(Studio) Escalation of conflict between Iran and Iraq as each nation attacked the other's oil fields reported; details given. Bombing sites named, shown on map. Specifics given of battles at Kharg Island, Abadan and Shatt al Arab waterway.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraqi television coverage of recent fighting shown, discussed; fighting in several areas of both ntns. named, examined. Iraq President Saddam Hussein mentioned; yesterday's air raid on Baghdad shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Amt. of oil produced daily by Persian Gulf ntns., most transported through Strait of Hormuz, noted; Tehran's warning to tankers en route reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Strait of Hormuz) Impact of situation on oil tanker traffic examined; films shown. Importance of Strait of Hormuz to international oil supplies considered.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie quoted with regard to situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter's response to Mideast situation outlined. [CARTER - comments on oil inventories.] His remarks on conflict's impact on US hostages in Iran cited. [CARTER - comments.] United States said consulting with allies on means of keeping Strait of Hormuz open; details given. Leonid Brezhnev mentioned; Secretary of State Edmund Muskie noted meeting with USSR foreign min. Andrei Gromyko tomorrow.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) No. of Americans in Iraq, and delay in their departure reported; Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, USSR , Cuban President Fidel Castro and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's responses to crisis noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Pintak, Larry;
Stahl, Lesley

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