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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #537096

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 18, 1984
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(Studio) International concern over Persian Gulf tensions said intensifying today with Iraq's claims of further attacks on tankers at Iran's Kharg Island facility and Iran's call for international jihad; reaction of Arab League members such as Saudi Arabia to co-member Iraq's attacks on non-Iranian ships described.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Apparent decision of Saudi Arabia to attack any Iranian planes threatening Saudi tankers or air space discussed; Reagan administration prepared to intervene militarily, said doing so only at request of Saudis or smaller Arab ntns. Various military options currently under consideration listed on screen, discussed. Current focus of United States emphasis considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Vice President George Bush's arrival in Oman today and his concern over recent attacks on commercial ships in Persian Gulf noted. Photos of Saudi tanker recently attacked by Iraq shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard

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