CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) United States reported banning sales to Iran and Iraq of chemicals used in nerve gas prod. and formally accusing Iraq of chemical warfare in its ongoing battle with Iran. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - explains chemical ban.] United States and Israel noted denying published reports today that they are contemplating air strikes on Iraq's chemical facilities; Reagan administration's promotion of international ban on chemical warfare noted. West Germany's Karl Kolb Company mentioned helping Iraq construct alleged pesticide plant. United Nations Sec. Council reported condemning chemical weapons in Iran-Iraq war; current status of battle considered. Ayatollah Khomeini said allegedly relinquishing control of war to Iranian parliament if spring offensive fails; possible implications of that political move compared to outcome of United States hostage crisis when parliament took control.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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