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US-Iran Relations / Persian Gulf Attack, United Nations #317682

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Bert Quint) United States attack on and seizure of Iranian ship during minelaying operation off Bahrain yesterday examined; details given, scenes shown. [Navy physician Lieutenant James HOLLER - describes conversation with Iranian prisoner.] [Rear Admiral Harold BERNSEN - recalls incident.] Incident today between United States ships &Iranian Hovercraft described, shown. Implications for last night's confrontation discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Captured Iranians reported scheduled to be turned over to Red Crescent for repatriation to Iran.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's reaction to incident featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - defs. legality of United States action; dismisses Iran's threats of retaliation; denies his policies have made Persian Gulf more volatile.] [Representative Ted WEISS, Senator Sam NUNN - comment on War Powers Act.] [Jimmy CARTER - believes administration's policy is threatening US and gulf.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ, Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - defense US action.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned en route to region.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Iranian president Ali Khamenei's speech to United Nations General Assembly featured; details given, scenes shown. [KHAMENEI - (thru translator) warns of international retaliation, threatens United States specifically.] [US deputy representative to United Nations Herbert OKUN - explains United States delegation's walkout on Khamenei.] Reaction in Tehran, include speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani's threat of retaliation against United States described; scenes shown. [Analyst David DENOON - considers Iran's possible course of action.] United States embassies mentioned placed on alert. [Consultant Fouad AJAMI - thinks Iran will retaliate.] Reaction of Canada's United Nations ambassador to Khamenei's United Nations speech quoted.

Plante, Bill;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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