NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) State Department ban on sale of chemicals used in nerve gas product to Iraq or Iran due to Iraq's use of chemical weapons in its ongoing war with Iran examined; West German firm that allegedly sold Iraq necessary chemicals unwittingly said halting its chemicals and equipment sales to region as well. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - claims German government is investigating.] Senate Intelligence Committee sources reported claiming Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's government has several arsenals of nerve gas weapons. [Senator Dan. MOYNIHAN - warns Iraq.] New York Times said claiming Joint Chiefs of Staff are examining possibility of air attacks on Iraqi chemical facilities. [HUGHES - denies such considerations.] Possible use of Israeli air force in attacking Iraqi weapons mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Francis