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Iran-Iraq War #554389

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Arab ntns. bordering Persian Gulf reported urging UN's enforcement of cease-fire in Iran-Iraq war. Saudi Arabian summit discussed. Arab leaders mentioned appealing to Iran for peace in Gulf. Iranian parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani quoted regarding United States military presence in Gulf. Report introduced.

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Henry Champ) Arab leaders' summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, discussed. Saudi Arabian King Fahd shown accusing Iran of ignoring all mediation efforts in Iran-Iraq war. [RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) comments on Iran's opposition in Persian Gulf war.] Iran noted having few allies in Arab world. Rafsanjani quoted regarding Iran's chemical weapons. [RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) will try not to use chemical weapons.] Rafsanjani noted asserting Iran could have aided in hostages' release from Beirut, Lebanon. Hostage Terry Anderson mentioned. [RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) blames White House for bungling hostage release.] Solution observed unlikely in near future.

Champ, Henry;
Utley, Garrick

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