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NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger quoted. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Martin Fletcher) Iranian claim that United States fired first in incident in Persian Gulf between United States helicopters and Iranian gunboats reviewed; details given, scenes shown from Iranian TV. [Iran United Nations ambassador Said RAJAIE- KHORASSANI - says Iran will retaliate against United States aggression.] Iran's untrue claim of shooting down United States helicopter during night noted. [US Energy Secretary John HERRINGTON - says United States presence in Persian Gulf will lead to a decrease in hostilities.] Persian Gulf islands graphically shown. Iran's placement of minelaying speedboats on islands discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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