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Iran-Iraq War #512718

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1980
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(Studio) Iran and Iraq reported agreeing to goodwill mission's efforts to possibly end current conflict; latest battles today throughout both ntns. detailed. Map shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baghdad, Iraq) Battle over Shatt al Arab waterway examined; film shown. Attacks on Abadan and Khorramshahr, Iran, outlined; other regions under siege by Iraq discussed, Iraq's justification of invasion of Iran noted; Iraqi political position detailed.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Efforts by Islamic Conf. at United Nations to act as mediators noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New York City) Islamic Conf.'s role, headed by Pakistan foreign minister Agha Shahi, outlined; Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq said heading mission to Mideast. [SHAHI - comments.] United Nations Sec. Council noted scheduling meeting to discuss war; details given.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Oil tankers reported still using Persian Gulf; unconfirmed report of merchant ship being attacked noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Carter's consideration of military force to keep Strait of Hormuz open examined; White House statement shown, quoted. Press Secretary Jody Powell noted refusing to discuss possible meeting of United States and allies; President's message, sent to Japan, West Germany, Britain, France and Italy discussed. Response by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Possibility that some Iranian military officers under the Shah are now serving as advisers in Iraq reported; details given. General Gholam Ali Oveissi, former military commander of Tehran, mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Palmer, John

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