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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / Reaction #322517

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Moscow radio broadcaster quoted with regard to incident. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) [USSR spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) calls United States Navy incompetent.] 1983 KAL incident recalled; details given, scenes shown. [GERASIMOV - (thru translator) comments on downing.] General Sergei Akhromeyev reported still planning visit to US. Communist party conference noted focusing USSR attention inward.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) [President REAGAN - recalls downing of KAL flight 007 in 1983.] CIA sources quoted. [Author Seymour HERSH - comments on situation.] Incidents compared and contrasted; maps shown. [Yesterday, Admiral William CROWE - comments on KAL downing.] United States and USSR noted blaming civilian planes for tragedies.

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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