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Iran-Iraq War #273007

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1980
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(Studio) Continuing conflict between Iran and Iraq noted include air strikes against major oil targets in both ntns.; details given, map shown, regions named. Major fighting said occurring at Khorramshahr and Abadan, Iran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Fighting over Shatt al Arab waterway examined; films shown. Situation at Abadan, Khorramshahr, Iran, Basra, Iraq, discussed; consequences to each nation of conflict outlined.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported asking United Nations Sec. Council to take up issue immediately; Islamic Conf. said also working to end conflict.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Islamic Conf. president Agha Shahi said sending goodwill mission rather than mediators to Mideast. [SHAHI - announces plan; notes difficulty of job.] [Iraq United Nations ambassador Ismat KITTANI - states conditions demanded from Iran.] Iran's demands noted; United Nations Sec. Council said meeting tonight.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet (WCBS-TV newstape)

(Studio) Iranian prime minister Mohammad Ali Rajai's rejection of Islamic Conf. mission quoted; amount of Iran's domestic oil needs supplied by Abadan and Tehran refineries noted; oil-conserving measures announced by Iran and Iraq outlined. "Platt's Oilgram's" assessment of Iraqi oil cutoff reported; other OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) members said allegedly taking up slack created by cutoff. Details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pintak, Larry

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