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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #537345

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 1984
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(Studio) Iraq reported claiming attack on oil refinery at Tabriz, Iran; details given. Iran's continued threats to destroy region's oil pipelines if US intervenes mentioned. White House reported rejecting Kuwait's request for Stinger missiles; United States missile sales to Saudi Arabia recently recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President Reagan's perception of Persian Gulf tension outlined. [REAGAN - accuses Iran of resisting efforts to end war.] Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned feeling USSR agrees with United States on need to keep gulf shipping lanes open. [SHULTZ - acknowledges US-USSR discussions of situation.] [REAGAN - will respond when USSR returns to negotiations.] NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) foreign mins. meeting here mentioned considering issue of E.-W. relations; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) said feeling USSR will avoid negotiations until after presidential election
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin

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