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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing #322514

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Naval forces in Persian Gulf reported downing Iranian civilian jetliner yesterday; details given, President Reagan quoted. United States ship capt. quoted. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Captain Will Rogers' message to Pentagon quoted. [Navy chaplain Captain Theodore ATWOOD - quotes Rogers.] [Mos. ago, ROGERS - says USS Vincennes prepared for Persian Gulf activity.] Vincennes' radar failings reported investigated. ["Jane's Defense Wkly." spokesperson Paul BEAVER - comments on radar.] Sources quoted with regard to Iranian airbus. [Admiral William CROWE - comments on situation.] Crowe quoted as map of area shown. [Aviation expert John NANCE - comments on situation.] USS Stark incident recalled; Rogers' actions outlined. [V. Admiral Joseph METCALF (ret.) - comments on situation.] Rogers quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: David Martin) Iran's role in downing discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) [President REAGAN - comments on incident.] [Iranian amb. to United Nations Mohammed MAHALLATI - calls United States murderers.] [REAGAN - dismisses Iran's claims.] [Michael DUKAKIS and Vice President George BUSH - comment on situation.] [Jesse JACKSON and Senator Dale BUMPERS - question Reagan's Persian Gulf policy.] White House officials quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian reaction to downing discussed; Iranian news agency quoted with regard to death toll. Reports introd.

(Persian Gulf: Allen Pizzey) British forces in Persian Gulf reported fearing Iranian retaliation; details given, scenes shown. Sources quoted with regard to Iranian airbus' flight over Gulf. Memorial service shown in Dubai. Air traffic controller quoted. USS Stark incident recalled.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Scenes shown from Iranian TV; Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini quoted. 1980 storming of American embassy recalled. [Mideast analyst Vahe PETROSSIAN - says Washington, DC should put embassies on alert.] London's Iranian embassy entrance shown draped in black cloth. [Iranian charge d'affaires Mohammed Mehdi BASTI - comments on situation.] Iranian pilot quoted. Iran noted using downing to gain leverage in Iraq war; details given.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) [Ex-hostage David JACOBSEN - fears for hostages' safety after airbus downing.] [Hostage's sister Peggy SAY - comments on situation.] [MAHALLATI - comments on situation.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Robert KUPPERMAN - comments on Iranian strategy.] Hizballah leader quoted with regard to safety of hostages.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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