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Iran-Iraq Conflict #512671

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq reported destroying world's largest oil refinery at Abadan in its attacks on Iran: details of conflict given, include Iran's attack on Basra. Iraqi television films shown. Iranian parliament said halting all discussion of United States hostages due to war with Iraq; Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's assessment of situation noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Tehran radio, in announcing freeze on hostage negotiations, said linking it to recent remarks by President Carter; details given. Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned; Carter's remarks during California campaign swing today outlined. [CARTER - comments on Iran-Iraq conflict, United States hostages.] United States and UN officials said attempting to block USSR 's diplomatic effort to emerge as peacemaker; United States administration noted lobbying on Capitol Hill to sell Iraq turbines for missile frigates.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim's remarks on Iran-Iraq conflict and his call for action from Sec. Council reported; possibility of situation affecting international supplies of oil due to rumors that Iranian navy has blocked Strait of Hormuz cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin

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