CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Bob Simon) Iranian terrorist attack plans in Western Europe said discovered. Iranian TV; scenes shown. Plans said retaliating attack by United States upon Iranian ships. Iranian claim that United States fired first noted. [Iranian ambassador to the United Nations Said RAJAIE-KHORASSANI - says Iran will take action against United States for hostilities in Gulf.] [United States Energy Secretary John HERRINGTON - says United States action upon Iranian ships will cause less aggression in the Gulf.] USSR 's balancing act between Iran and Iraq noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Yesterday's encounter in Persian Gulf reviewed. Iran's renewed threats reported
(Persian Gulf: David Martin) Condition of captured Iranians reported United States reassertion that Iran fired first noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - says United States ships found two ships still floating.] Packing material for American Stinger missiles aboard ships reported found. [Senator Brock ADAMS - says the United States should unite and defend policy to stay in Persian Gulf.] [Senator Minority leader Robert DOLE - says every new skirmish will bring a debate on invocation of the War Powers Act.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says government of laws not conflict should prevail.] [President REAGAN - says the War Powers Act too restraining.] More hostilities in Gulf said expected.