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Persian Gulf / United States Convoys, Iran #317237

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Confrontation between US-protected Kuwaiti tanker convoy and Iranian warship and fishing boats examined; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Iranian warship SPOKESPERSON - denies endangering US fleet; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Uniden. VOICE - tells United States warship to shut up; remarks transcribed on screen.] President Reagan's buildup of US naval presence in region noted. [International Institute for Strategic Studies spokesperson Robert O'NEILL - thinks Iran-Iraq war will continue as long as Ayatollah Khomeini or anyone like him is in power.] Khomeini's call for overthrow of Saudi royal family noted. Kuwait's new protection agreement with Britain mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report of another US-protected convoy entering Persian Gulf said disputed by Pentagon.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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