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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #297134

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 1984
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(Studio) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's threat to intensify war with Iran and allusion to imminent destruction of Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Representatives of Islamic countries reported meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to continue efforts to mediate Iran-Iraq war; films shown. Status of negotiations in region illustrated on map. Foreign ministers of Kuwait and Iraq mentioned meeting in Japan with Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone; details given. Lack of pressure on Iraq to halt its attacks on ships considered; Iraq's dependence on USSR military supplies mentioned. Ayatollah Khomeini's commitment to obtaining unconditional surrender from Iraq noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Iraq reported seeking increased production of Exocet missiles; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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