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Persian Gulf / Iran-Kuwait / Iranian Gunboats #313154

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Bert Quint) Iranian firing of silkworm missile on Kuwaiti oil installation reported The facility hit said to have been used for loading supertankers. Kuwaiti television video shown. Kuwait instead of United States said to have been target. [Kuwaiti BUSINESSMAN - says we still need someone who can actually make the balance equal and that is where the United States comes in. ] US's unwillingness to retaliate mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Gunboats used by Iranians discussed. Engines for outboard motors said to be made in US. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Frank Currier) Investigators viewing Iranian television said to have noticed American engines on Iranian gunboats. [Massachusetts state police Richard BLODGETT - says the engines are in fact American motors.] Outboard Marine Corp. engines said used by Iran. [Outboard Marine Corporation Laurin BAKER - says his co. has not made any sales to Iran since restrictions introduced.] Type of engine said favored by drug-runners and marine police. [Florida Marine Patrol Mike LAMPHEAR - says the engines are good and they are very quiet.] Third cntry.'s alleged involvement discussed. Outboard Marines' knowledge said under investigation. Routes of shipment to Iran graphically shown. [BAKER - says he has made sure that his engines are not shipped to a prohibited location.] Evidence said being turned over to a federal grand jury.

Currier, Frank;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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