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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #315886

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) President Reagan, in interview with European and Japanese reporters, said defense United States military policy in Persian Gulf; scenes shown. [REAGAN - wants Iran to worry about what United States will do; explains his reason for new agreement with Kuwait.] Concern of many in Congress that Reagan's reaction to Iraqi attack on USS Stark and escalation of his anti-Iran rhetoric today indicate loss of neutrality in Iran-Iraq war noted. [Senators James SASSER, John GLENN - fear loss of United States neutrality.] Criticism of allies' lack of support in region despite United States protecting their oil shipments noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - describes his meeting with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mins.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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