CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Firing by Iranians on American helicopters reported Area in Persian Gulf where attack occurred graphed. [Pentagon spokesperson Fred HOFFMAN - says though three Iranian boats were destroyed, there were no US casualties.] This second incident of sinking Iranian vessels noted. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says War Powers Act should be invoked.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says law should be obeyed or changed.] Reagan's calling upon the War Powers Act not expected. War Powers Act said not invoked until US service people harmed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian attack on Japanese tanker, and Iraqi attack on Iranian tanker reported
(Persian Gulf: Bob Simon) Tankers in Persian Gulf mentioned; details given, scenes shown. United States officials said threatening blockade if Iran not willing to cease-fire. Tehran military video shown. United Nations blockade in Persian Gulf would call for USSR and American ships' joint cooperation.
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