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Iran-Iraq War #507455

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian parliament reported establishing commission to study United States hostage crisis; question as to whether or not Iraq has achieved its main objectives in war with Iran, the alleged basis of its ceasefire, examined. Iranian television films shown of Abadan, Iran.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Iraqi-occupied West Iran) Iraq's situation with regard to possible defense strength of Iran discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Saudi Arabia said allegedly temporarily incring. oil product to offset losses due to Iran-Iraq war; possible increase in Iranian air and naval activity around mouth of Strait of Hormuz mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Strait of Hormuz) Recent naval challenge from Oman vessel to Iranian warship reported; details given, film shown. Some Iranian tankers noted not entering Persian Gulf. [Voice of tanker CAPTAIN - explains orders.] Fear of region by tanker captains examined; Oman recalled asking for help from West and other Arab ntns. for past year for mine sweepers. Omani official quoted.
REPORTER: James Compton

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Compton, James
Duration:
00:04:00

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