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Persian Gulf / United States Presence, Operation Martyrdom #317438

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon reported ordering delay in United States reflagging of Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf to allow more time for United States military buildup in region; details given, scenes shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies most recent convoy's departure is being delayed.] Iran's continued Operation Martyrdom naval exercises in gulf described. [Courtesy "Worldnet" assistant secretary state Richard MURPHY - cites Iran's potential for international terrorism.] [Representative Chester ATKINS - explains move to invoke War Powers Act.] [MURPHY - responds.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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