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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #316266

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Representative Thomas Foley said acknowledging probable inability of Congress to prevent President Reagan's agreement to protect Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.

(Kuwait: Allen Pizzey) Factors underlying Kuwait's position in Persian Gulf examined; scenes shown. [Kuwaiti oil minister Ali Khalifa al- SABAH - claims United States vol. to protect their ships; notes USSR 's willingness to help.] Iran's interpretation of superpowers' reflagging Kuwaiti tankers and Kuwait's response explained; Kuwait's Iranian exile population and possible implications for Shiite fundamentalism considered. [Al-SABAH - denies any threat.] Series of recent sabotage incidents said blamed on pro-Iranian fanatics here.

Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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