CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Bill McLaughlin) Attack on Greek oil tanker Filikon L by Iran warship reported; details given, scenes of shell-ridden vessel shown. USSR and Omani vessels shown offering assistance. Attack said result of Iraqi hostility against Iranian oil installations. Esso Freeport of Nassau shown after hit with shells. Shells said defunct and therefore caused no real damage. United States protection said denied Nassau boat even though American-owned. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says protection should be extended to all American- owned ships.] Cost to United States taxpayers said would be exorbitant if United States Navy increases role in Gulf by protecting other vessels.
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