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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #315922

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) President Reagan reported approving military buildup in Persian Gulf; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims neither Iran nor USSR will control Persian Gulf sea lanes; promises 1970s oil crisis won't be repeated during his term.] Ayatollah Khomeini's response quoted on screen. [Senator Claiborne PELL - fears risks in US-Kuwait deal.] [Senator Daniel MOYNIHAN - feels current Capitol Hill distrust of administration is result of Iran/Contra "deception."]

(DC: David Martin) US-Kuwaiti agreement examined; details given, scenes shown. [Assistant defense secretary Richard ARMITAGE - acknowledges risks involved.] Concern over Iran's installation of missiles at entrance to gulf noted. [Vice Admiral Henry MUSTIN - cites need for air cover.] US request of Saudi Arabia mentioned. [Senator John GLENN - supports full combat force in area.] [Assistant secretary state Richard MURPHY - cites factors underlying tension in area.]

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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