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Iran-Iraq War #512746

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq reported willing to accept United Nations Sec. Council call for negotiated settlement of conflict with Iran conditional upon Iran's acceptance; today's fighting reported Map shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baghdad, Iraq) Details of today's fighting examined; films shown. Iraq-occupied territory said being returned when Ayatollah Khomeini's regime accepts Baghdad's demands; continued Iraqi bombardment of Abadan, Iran, oil refinery shown, discussed. Iraq President Saddam Hussein's conditional acceptance of UN's call for cease-fire noted; Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq reported leading Islamic peace mission to Baghdad today; his apparent failure in both Iran and Iraq mentioned. Iraq said hoping for Khomeini's overthrow.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Tehran radio's announcement with regard to Strait of Hormuz reported; Senator Frank Church noted calling for incrd. aid to Saudi Arabia. He and Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said both present at United Nations today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Possible change in United States policy towards Iran-Iraq conflict outlined; Muskie's diplomatic discussions today noted due to importance of Persian Gulf to US. Details given; USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) President Carter reported briefing congress leaders at White House on Mideast situation today; details given. Status of Church's remarks on international naval presence said unclear.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
McLaughlin, Bill

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