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Iran-Iraq War #512735

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 27, 1980
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(Studio) War between Iran and Iraq said continue.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraqi foreign minister Sadoun Hammadi statement with regard to demands for a cease-fire quoted. Warning from Iraq with regard to possible United States effort to form a multi-nation force to keep open Strait of Hormuz given.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Iraq's claim of capturing Ahwaz, capital of Iran's Khuzistan province, stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Reasons Iraq wants to capture Khuzistan province explained.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Fighting said most fierce around oil producing centers. Abadan, Khorramshahr, and Qasr-i-Shirin named as attacked by Iraq.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No location given) Iraq television tape of attack on Qasr-i-Shirin shown.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman Narrates

(Studio) Iranians said retaliating primarily with air strikes. Air raids on Baghdad, and Kirkuk noted.

(Tokyo, Japan) Japanese television tape of city of Tehran, Iran shown. Ayatollah Khomeini's television appearance noted.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw Narrates

(Studio) Report with regard to Pentagon assessment of Iran-Iraq war introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Intelligence reports considered. Expected end to war cited. Possibility of war escalating noted.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) More on Iran-Iraq said to be shown later in newscast.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Brown, Hilary;
Cochran, John;
Kalb, Bernard;
Savitch, Jessica;
Upshaw, Jim;
Wildman, Dianne

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