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Persian Gulf / United States Convoys #557896

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Rick Davis) Progress of latest United States-protected Kuwaiti tanker convoys through Persian Gulf through Iranian-dominated region featured; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of United States Navy SPOKESPERSON - warns press plane away.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Assistant secretary state Richard Murphy, on "Meet the Press", reported discussing Iranian missile threat; indications of Iran's unstated position on attacking Arab tankers vis-a-vis attacks on Iranian oil explained. [Deputy for. minister Mohammad Jawad LARIJANI - claims current aura of peace in Persian Gulf stems from Iraq's halt to attacks; believes United States military presence in region is not helping, while United States political pressure is; claims Iran will participate in full minesweeping operation; explains Iran's response to United Nations call for cease- fire; discusses Iran's role in hostage situation in Lebanon.]

Reporter(s):
Davis, Rick;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:05:50

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