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Persian Gulf / Kuwait Tanker #553195

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1987
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(Studio: Chris Wallace, Anne Garrels) Threat of retaliation voiced by Secretary of State George Shultz with regard to Iranian attack on US-flagged Kuwaiti tanker in Persian Gulf reported Anchor and reporter discuss retaliation issue: Kuwait's wish for diplomacy, United Nations arms embargo, avoidance of US-Iran war cited. Reporter's emphasis on administration position of no immediate action outlined. Issue of limitations of United States role in Gulf discussed. Shultz's meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and meeting's role in United States Persian Gulf policy noted. Shultz's Middle East itinerary cited.


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