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Iran-Iraq War #507313

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1980
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said appealing to Iran and Iraq for local cease-fire in Shatt al Arab waterway.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Iran's special envoy to United Nations Ali Shams Ardakani said making apparent plea to US; details given. [ARDAKANI - notes current status of US-Iran relations] His allegations of USSR involvement in war noted. [ARDAKANI - comments.] [Courtesy PBS, ARDAKANI - discusses United States hostage crisis.] UN Sec. Council's meeting tonight to discuss Iran-Iraq war and Iran's plans to bring war issue before United Nations announced.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Iran and Iraq said announcing intentions to strike each other's population centers; details given, Iranian President Abolbassan Bani-Sadr quoted. Current battle situation near Khorramshahr and Ahwaz, Iran, and at various sites in Iraq reported; map shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Iraq) War's impact on Iraqi economy examined; films shown. [Steel plant's acting general manager Dan DENOFF - comments.] Future recovery of region's oil and other aspects of economy discussed.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Libya reported announcing support for Iran; possibility that Libya and Syria are supplying Iran discussed. Israeli radio monitor's report re: USSR , Bulgarian and Greek airspace used for supply route noted. Syria recalled recently signing friendship treaty with USSR ; SAM-7 anti-aircraft missiles mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Fletcher, Martin;
McLaughlin, Bill

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