CBS Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1984
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(Studio) Impact of increase Persian Gulf tensions on oil shipping there, possible Arab defense plan to counter Iranian air strikes on their tankers, call for emergency United Nations Sec. Council session and allegations of United States indifference to Iran-Iraq war reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President Reagan said expressing United States concerns over Iranian attacks on oil tankers in letter to King Fahd; State Department official Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar's meeting with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger cited. United States position on intervening in Persian Gulf tension outlined. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - stresses diplomacy solutions.] Issue of possible boycott in gulf and Saudi military capabilities in countering Iranian attacks discussed.
REPORTER: David Martin
(Persian Gulf) Impact of extended Iran-Iraq war zone in Persian Gulf on shipping in region discussed. [Captain Konstantinos KOVES - attributes survival to luck.] Ins. rates for war area mentioned; alleged United States secret base in Oman and warnings to shoot down planes near United States naval vessels considered. [KOVES - questions why ships are being attacked.]
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey
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