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Persian Gulf / US-Iran #320720

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 16, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Warning from Iran against retaliation by United States for mine explosion that damaged United States warship reported Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) Conclusion by administration that Iran laid mine that damaged USS Samuel B. Roberts in Persian Gulf reported; scenes shown of ship limping back to port. Iranian role in hijacking of Kuwaiti plane discussed. [Iranian specialist Gary SICK - says political element in Iran wants war to continue] Last year's seizure by United States of Iranian ship planting mines in Gulf recalled; scenes shown. Admin.'s postponement of decision to retaliate noted. UN negotiating efforts to get Iran to agree to cease-fire reported

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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