CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
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(Studio) Iraqi and Iranian claims in their continuing war outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Iran's latest claims that Iraq is using chemical weapons, coming after visit to battle area of United Nations investigative team, examined; films shown. Chemical used by Iraq believed form of mustard gas; mustard gas' history, 1st by Germans in World War I, recalled. Films from that era shown. Iraq President Saddam Hussein's denial of using outlawed weapons noted; question of who is supplying them considered. [Institute for Strategic Studies spokesperson Robert ELLIOT - discusses possible sources for Iraq, include USSR and Egypt.] Weakness of international response to Iraq's use of chemical weapons described; reactions of US and USSR cited as exs. Iraq said allegedly planning attacks on Iranian cities with chemical weapons.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
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