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Iran-Iraq War / United Nations Cease-Fire #323084

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Iran reported agreeing to direct talks with Iraq to end Persian Gulf war; details given, scenes shown. [Iranian for. minister Ali Akbar VELAYATI - says Iran agrees to face-to-face talks after cease-fire.] [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de Cuellar - says cease-fire date can be set soon.] Iran noted suffering recent series of defeats; scenes shown from Iranian TV. Iraq's use of chemical warfare detailed. Scenes shown of quiet in Persian Gulf; convoy roles of United States and USSR navies in Gulf noted. Stmt. from Defense Department about status of Navy fleet reported Speculation about peace talks detailed.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Pentagon statement about continued presence of fleet in Gulf reiterated.

Fenton, Tom;
Spencer, Susan

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