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Iran-Iraq War #296151

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 03, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Latest Iran-Iraq war footage narrated; apparent status of war at present considered. [IRAQI - notes horror of battle for Basra.] [PHYSICIAN - resents deaths and mutilations of children.] Iraq's possible use of chemical weapons noted. [Iranian PHYSICIAN - describes chemical-related wounds.]
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely

(Studio) Iraq's naval commander reported warning all ships to avoid Iranian ports; details given of Iran's threat to retaliate by blockading Strait of Hormuz.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) International economy implications should Iran succeed in blocking Strait of Hormuz explained, illustrated on map. [President REAGAN - won't allow strait to be closed.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson Thomas McNAUGHER - doubts if Iraq can cripple Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal.] Impact of Iran's repeated threats on Japanese oil shipments and insurance underwriters such as Lloyd's of London discussed; possible role of United States military should Iran mine the harbor said reminiscent of United States mine sweep of Suez Canal following Israeli mining. Current status of United States naval presence in region outlined. [McNAUGHER - dismisses need for panic at this time.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) USS LaSalle reported docking at United Arab Emirates port in Persian Gulf today; United States embassy's official explanation mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Blakely, Derrick;
Lynch, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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