NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 11, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq said breaking relations with Syria, Libya, and North Korea today. 3 countries reported accused of supplying weapons to Iran. Visit of Jordan's King Hussein in Saudi Arabia to encourage Saudis to openly support Iraq announced. Iranian President Bani-Sadr's warning to Persian Gulf states re: their aiding Iraq cited. Hostages mentioned. Iraqi commitment to assault on Abadan stated. United States cruiser Leahy said ordered into Persian Gulf. US Air Force tankers also said in area. 4 early warning planes sent to Saudi Arabia last week mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
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