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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / Reparations #322540

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) United States downing of Iranian civilian plane in Persian Gulf recalled; scenes of funeral processions shown from Iranian TV. Iran noted using situation to promote anti-US propaganda. Moderate Iranian forces, led by speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani, reported securing postponement of hostage Terry Anderson's execution.

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Wyatt Andrews) President Reagan reported considering reparations to victims' families; United States attys. quoted. Reagan's changing attitudes toward Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci reported briefing Senators re: downing of Iranian airbus. [Admiral William CROWE - comments on event.] [Representative Les ASPIN - says Iranian pilot was off course.] Map of area shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan. HOWARD - comments on situation.] [ASPIN - describes pilot's actions.] Pentagon officials quoted with regard to signals Iranian plane transmitted. [Representative Trent LOTT - comments on signals.] [CROWE - defends USS Vincennes' response to airbus.] Investigators reported arriving in Gulf; Captain Will Rogers mentioned.

Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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