CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 1984
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(Studio) Latest Iraqi attacks on ships near Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal and Iranian assault on ship off Saudi Arabia's coast reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Bahrain) Apparent circumstances of Iraqi attack on Chemical Venture examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(DC) Details of Iranian attack in Saudi waters examined; films shown. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - acknowledges attack.] Role of Saudi air force following attack and issue of United States naval presence in region discussed. [Bahraini information minister Tariq al- MOAYED - considers United States military involvement is important; explains.] United States said ready to deliver Stinger missiles to Saudi Arabia on emergency basis to meet Iranian threat. Israeli ambassador heir Rosenne's opposition to weapon sales to country still at war with Israel mentioned. Syrian vice president Abdel Halim Khaddam reported informing Iran that it would side with Saudis if Iran engages them in war; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's contd. confidence considered. Possibility of USSR supplying Iraq with missiles cited.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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