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Persian Gulf / United States Presence #317140

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 02, 1987
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Incrd. United States naval presence in Persian Gulf with minesweeping fleet buildup described; scenes shown.

(Kuwait: Allen Pizzey) Tanker Gas Prince's successful passage through Strait of Hormuz under United States naval escort, as mine-damaged Bridgeton continues preparations for its departure, examined; details given, scenes shown. [ADMIRAL - notes preparations for possible attack.] Incrd. regional tension stemming from Iranian pilgrims' instigation of riot at Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and ensuing Iranian threats discussed; threat against United States embassy in Kuwait mentioned. Iran's preparations for suicide operation, code named Martyrdom described.

Pizzey, Allen;
Sawyer, Forrest

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