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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / Compensation #322601

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 09, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Tehran, Iran: Bert Quint) Changing attitude on part of Iran to mistaken downing of Iranian passenger plane by United States Navy reported; details given of Iran's political response, scenes shown of bodies of victims to journalists.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Stmt. from Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak that Iran shares blame for incident reported Mubarak and Jordan's King Hussein reported calling for Iran to accept United Nations proposal for cease-fire in its war with Iraq. Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) President Reagan reported on verge of deciding to offer compensation to families of victims of air tragedy. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - says compensation is under consideration.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - calls compensation premature.] [Ex-State Department advisor Leonard MEEKER - says compensation would show that United States is responsible cntry.] [Senator Paul SIMON - says United States can't pay government of Iran.] Public opinion on compensation issue noted.

Engberg, Eric;
Quint, Bert;
Schieffer, Bob

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