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(Studio: Dan Rather) Escalated attacks on Persian Gulf tankers in Iran- Iraq war reported
(Persian Gulf: Allen Pizzey) Most recent tank attacks, include Iranian navy's believed assault on Korean tanker Astro Pegasus, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Prof. Lawrence FREEDMAN - notes professor navy will have to enter gulf fracas.] Current status of gulf shipping considered.
(Santa Barbara, California: Bill Plante) Reagan administration's increase military commitment in Persian Gulf said coinciding with decrease United States control in region; details given, scenes shown. [Consultant Fouad AJAMI - explains United States political vulnerability to Iran.] Admin.'s push for United Nations arms embargo against Iran if it doesn't accept cease-fire noted. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - offers official position.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Ismat KATTANI - won't allow Iranian oil economy to remain untouched or its revolution's spread.] [AJAMI - thinks Reagan administration is victim of its own poorly-defined policy.]
- Pizzey, Allen;
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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