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Iran-Iraq War #273009

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1980
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(Studio) Carter administration's stance since outbreak of Iran-Iraq conflict noted; government said developing possible military action in event of oil cutoff.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Film shown courtesy WITI-TV. United States position on situation detailed. [CARTER - comments on keeping Strait of Hormuz open.] Carter said sending message to Japan, New Zealand, Australia and some European allies with regard to situation; White House statement shown, quoted on screen. [CARTER - comments.] President's further remarks noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Positions of West Germany, Japan, USSR with regard to international police force in Persian Gulf reported Ronald Reagan and George Bush reported attending government briefing on war next week; details given. Anti-US demonstration by Iranians at University of Arizona at Tempe reported, shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (KOOL-TV news tape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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