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Persian Gulf / Mines #317000

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Doug Tunnell) Discovery of more mines in Gulf of Oman entrance to Persian Gulf and implications for oil shipping and United States convoys examined; details given, scenes shown. United States-operated tanker Texaco Caribbean recalled hitting mine in same area yesterday. Britain and France said reversing earlier decision and now preparing to conduct minesweeping operations in Persian Gulf. [British defense secretary George YOUNGER - explains decision.] Similar statement by French foreign minister outlined. Catch-22 faced by Coast Guard in effort to destroy mines explained. [International Institute for Strategic Studies spokesperson Don. KERR - believes mines are propaganda ploy by Iran; explains.] Proximity of USSR minesweepers mentioned, shown.

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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