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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #297884

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 1984
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(Studio) Saudi Arabia, with aid of US, said downing Iranian planes over Persian Gulf; details given. Iraqi bombing of Iranian city reported

(DC) Circumstances surrounding Saudi downing of Iranian jets discussed; details illustrated on map. [Saudi ambassador Prince BANDAR bin Sultan - will continue defense territorial integrity.] Efforts of United States to downplay its role in incident noted. [Pentagon spokesperson Michael BURCH - describes changing US role in region.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(London, England) Iranian reports of Iraqi attack on Baneh outlined; retaliatory attacks noted promised against 11 Iraqi border towns. Jordan's King Hussein said pledging his support to Iraq while Algerian envoy met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in effort to mediate crisis. [Reporter Erik DURSCHMEID - describes war atmosphere in Iraq.] Militant rhetoric in Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) President Reagan's concern over Persian Gulf tension, include extent of US involvement, reported; administration official quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Admin.'s assessment of Iran-Iraq war and basis of United States concerns discussed; White House reaction to Saudi attack today described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Bill McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Bill;
Kroft, Steve;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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