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Persian Gulf / US-Iran #320761

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Richard Wagner) United States warships shown patrolling Persian Gulf. Iranian gunboat reported attacking neutral vessel; scenes shown. Iranians noted unintimidated by United States attack. [Voice of attacked ship's SPOKESPERSON - requests response from American warship.] United States allies noted also patrolling Gulf. [Voice of French OFR. - alerts United States ships of mines.] [Voice of United States OFR. - responds to French call.] Oil companies reported recovering from yesterday's attack. British-flagged tanker York Marine shown being towed. Mubarak field noted being inspected. Oil flow through Gulf noted continue though fewer ships willing to risk Iranian threat. United States maneuvers shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian United Nations ambassador reported claiming Iranian forces sunk US Navy warship with all crew aboard. Pentagon noted denying claim. President Reagan mentioned downplaying fighting. Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) [REAGAN - says hopes Gulf stays quiet.] Reagan's letter to Congress with regard to fighting shown on screen. United States forces noted launching search for missing United States helicopter Capts. Ken. Hill and Steven Leslie. [Hill's friend Minnie PAYNE -says Hill won't give up.] [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on situation.] Evidence noted existing with regard to Iran's use of silkworm missiles. American correspondent reported claiming heard that silkworm missiles being used during fighting. Pentagon officials noted denying silkworm missiles used. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Admiral Thomas MOORER - says silkworm was used.] Pentagon's reticence in declaring silkworm missile use noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR newspaper "Pravda" reported condemning United States and Iran for fighting; article quoted.

Reporter(s):
Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:04:30

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