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Persian Gulf / Kuwait Tanker #313067

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1987
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(DC: Terence Smith) White House response to Iranian attack on US-flagged Kuwaiti tanker in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown from Kuwait TV. Silkworm missile attack on ship, Sea Isle City, described. [In weekly radio address, President REAGAN - promises to deal with threats to naval presence or US-flagged ships in Gulf.] United States retaliatory options outlined: air strikes near Strait of Hormuz, use of USS Missouri in Gulf, use of helicopter strikes at Farsi Island, Iran. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Edward LUTTWAK - says must use missiles or give up protecting ships.] Suggestion of White House chief of staff Howard Baker to Kuwait outlined. [On "One on One", BAKER - discusses attack on Kuwaiti tanker.] Issue of retaliation by United States reiterated. United States response to last year's disco bombing in Berlin, which killed United States soldiers, and delay in reprisal strikes against Libya reviewed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Secretary of State George Shultz's warning of possible retaliation against Iran reported

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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