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Persian Gulf / US-Iran Relations #317224

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Osgood) Report introduced.

(Santa Barbara, California: Terence Smith) Iran's response to United States call for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq war noted. [Courtesy NBC, Iranian deputy foreign minister Mohammad Jawad LARIJANI - claims United States presence in Persian Gulf is exacerbating Iran-Iraq conflict.] Current size of United States fleet in area noted. [Courtesy NBC, assistant secretary state Richard MURPHY - acknowledges fleet's size was not anticipated.] Iran saidescalating threats against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia who allegedly have incrd. their cooperation with United States military operation. [LARIJANI - thinks Kuwait, Saudi relationship with United States is widening the conflict.] [MURPHY - accuses Iran of trying to intimidate other Arab states.] Next United States diplomacy move said push for United Nations resolution calling for arms embargo against both Iran and Iraq.

Osgood, Charles;
Smith, Terence

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