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Iran-Iraq War #272987

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq's offer to halt fighting and Iran's response reported; cease-fire offer said coming after Iraqi capture of Khorramshahr, Iran. Details given of fighting along border between ntns.; maps shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Today's fighting examined; Iraqi television film shown. Evacuation of Americans from Baghdad by United States mission noted; details given. [MAN - comments.] Iraqi defense minister's statement on situation outlined; alleged situation in Basra, Iraq, reported Role of oil in conflict discussed.
REPORTER: Larry pintak

(Studio) Measures taken by Iranian government outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Situation in Iran examined; films shown. Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher reported telling Congress that Iran will run out of oil in matter of days; Iraq reported announcing export of oil via pipeline through Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean due to bombing of refineries at Basra and Al-Faw Island Details given. Oil shipping elsewhere discussed; Arab ntns. siding with Iraq listed. Defensive measures taken by Saudi Arabia and others mentioned; Egyptian President Anwar Sadat quoted with regard to leaders of Iran and Iraq. [SADAT - comments on United States action in area.] Iran noted continuing to link United States with Iraq despite United States denials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter administration's objectives for war outlined; United States said halting shipment of engines for Iraqi navy frigates. Details given. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie noted meeting with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in New York City re: situation. [MUSKIE - comments.] possible course of Mideast situation outlined; United States hostages in Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Tunnell, Doug;
pintak, Larry

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