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Iran-Iraq War #507722

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1980
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(Studio) United States reported moving to strengthen defenses of Arab ntns. in Persian Gulf out of concern over Iran's possible action against oil fields; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States offer to send additional radar aids to Saudi Arabia and its neighbors discussed; details given, Defense Department films shown. [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments on AWACS aircraft.] Possibility of USSR tilt towards Iraq considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Update on today's conflicts, include Iranian bombing of Baghdad, given; map shown. Jordan's involvement in conflict outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Amman, Jordan) Port of Aqaba, Jordan, examined; films shown. King Hussein's position in situation reported [HUSSEIN - comments.] Implications of Hussein's statement noted.
REPORTER: Peter Kent

(Gulf of Aqaba) Israel's concern over Jordan's involvement in war discussed; films shown. [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - comments on Hussein, Iran-Iraq war.] Convoy with additional supplies for Iraq said allegedly due in Aqaba at week's end.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kent, Arthur;
Kent, Peter

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