NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 14, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Interception of Chinese cargo ship by Iranian forces in Persian Gulf day after China said they were taking steps to prevent sale of silkworm missiles to Iran reported Report introduced.
(Tehran, Iran: Peter Kent) Expectation of new Iran drive into Iraq reported; details given, scenes of mass demonstrations in Tehran, Iran, shown. Survival of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's Republican against all odds noted. Khomeini's approval of new offensive stated. Positions of speaker of parliament Hashemi Rafsanjani on pace of war and probability of clash with US contrasted to that of hard-line reported New call to arms in Iran noted; troops shown. Issue of length of Iran-Iraq war &prospects that it might widen in Gulf region stated.