NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 21, 1980
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(Studio) Continued conflict between Iran and Iraq said taking on new dimensions today with battle at Shatt al Arab on Persian Gulf; details given. Iran's military commander noted meeting with President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as well as briefing Ayatollah Khomeini.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(DC) United States reaction to events examined; role of United States hostage situation and Iraq's military superiority with regard to USSR involvement in Iran discussed. [Courtesy CBS, Defense Secretary Harold BROWN - comments on region's problems.] US reported using its limited influence in area to contain fighting while plans for dealing with situation at United Nations are compiled.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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