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Iran-Iraq Conflict #273090

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 1980
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(Studio) Iran's response to Iraq's call for cease-fire noted; United States, proclaiming its neutrality, reported sending radar cmnd. planes to Saudi Arabia in effort to bolster defense of Persian Gulf oil fields.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Assignment of early warning flying radar units (AWACS) examined; films shown. Reliance on Saudi troops and air force to protect AWACS and do actual defensive fighting outlined; planes said remaining in Saudi Arabia as long as Iran-Iraq crisis exists. [Pentagon spokesperson Thomas ROSS - comments on United States neutrality, United Nations resolution 479.] Navy reported ordering USS Eisenhower to remain at port near Gulf of Oman; Defense Department film shown. USS Midway and escort ships said en route from Kenya to join the Eisenhower; current size of United States and USSR naval presence in Indian Ocean mentioned.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas (KWTV newstape)

(Studio) Iraq's deepest thrust into Iran said at Ahwaz, an Iranian provincial capital; situation along Shatt al Arab estuary, Abadan and Khorramshahr, Iran, detailed. Map shown. Iran noted bombing Baghdad, Iraq, today as well; details given, include attempted bombing of French-built nuclear reactor in Baghdad.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Yesterday's fighting at Basra, Iraq, Iraq's border gains (as indicated on map shown), and general situation examined; films shown. [Iraqi army OFR. - comments on Iran, United States hostages.] Indications that Iranian troops along border have fled considered.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie reported meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Saadoun Hammadi at United Nations today; details given. Iran said not responding to invitation for similar meeting
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Iran's parliament reported establishing commission to investigate United States hostage issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Parliament's debate of United States hostage issue and inability to resolve specifics of commission examined; films shown. Indications of war's impact on Tehran and Ayatollah Khomeini's radio broadcast on situation, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Iranian foreign ministry said disavowing remarks made by its ambassador in Moscow, USSR , yesterday, setting forth conditions for ceasefire with Iraq; details given. Congress reported approving tax-relief plan for United States hostages during their captivity; details given. USSR president Leonid Brezhnev's remarks on Iran-Iraq conflict outlined, quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pappas, Ike;
Pintak, Larry

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