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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #537258

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 27, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) Reagan administration's concern over possible major offensive by Iran in its war with Iraq discussed; possibility of United States military intervention if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein falls to Iran considered. Pol. factor of Persian Gulf oil and spread of Ayatollah Khomeini's Moslem fundamentalism noted. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", former CIA director Stansfield TURNER - feels United States must assure Iraq doesn't fall to Iran.] [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Iranian United Nations ambassador Rajaie KHORASSANI - won't negotiate.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", Iraqi United Nations ambassador Toun Riyadh QAYSI - notes president's recent threat against Iran.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", former United States ambassador to Iran Richard HELMS - thinks Khomeini has blood feud with Hussein; believes Khomeini considers himself invincible after deposing Shah and Jimmy Carter.] Current extent of United States military aid to Saudi Arabia in anticipation of war described.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) United States military officials said not confirming reports that Stinger missiles have arrived in Saudi Arabia; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Bahrain) Current status of United States military presence in Persian Gulf examined; films shown. Concerns of foreign tanker crews over situation due to attacks recently discussed.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Sweden's major operator of oil tankers reported ordering all company tankers to leave Persian Gulf; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Cochran, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Palmer, John

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