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Iran-Iraq War #512781

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 1980
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(Studio) United States reported incring. its presence in Mideast with dispatch of radar and communications planes to Saudi Arabia to reinforce defense of Saudi oil fields; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of administration's decision to deploy planes outlined; films shown. [Defense Department spokesperson Thomas ROSS - reaffirms United States position of neutrality.] Planes, known as airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) discussed; Defense Department film, diagram shown.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown (KTVY-TV newstape)

(Studio) Iran's threat to attack any nation supporting Iraq, and Saudi Arabia's support for that nation recalled; Ayatollah Khomeini's radio broadcast, rejecting negotiations with Iraq reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Possibility of wider escalation of war examined; factors contributing to United States concern outlined. [State Department spokesperson Jack CANNON - comments.] Intelligence benefit to United States by presence of AWACS in Persian Gulf noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Strait of Hormuz) Ship traffic in Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf examined; role of Iran-Iraq conflict over Tunbs Island discussed. Monitoring efforts by Oman in region's waterways cited.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) USSR president Leonid Brezhnev's remarks on Iran-Iraq conflict outlined, quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Compton, James;
Kalb, Marvin

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