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Persian Gulf / Iran-Iraq War, United States Role #558185

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Escalation of Iran-Iraq war in Persian Gulf described.

(Persian Gulf: Rick Davis) Concern over potential involvement of US Navy in Iran-Iraq war examined; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "Worldnet", assistant Secretary state Richard MURPHY - hopes for United Nations arms embargo against Iran if cease-fire deadline isn't met.] [Council on For. Relations spokesperson Paul JABER - responds, notes China's arms sales to Iran.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Anne Garrels) Basis of United States support for sanctions against Iran and Reagan administration's rationalization of Iraqi offensives explained.

(DC: Fred Francis) Pentagon's dismissal of possible combat involvement of Navy discussed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Navy reported rescuing downed Iraqi pilot in gulf.

Chung, Connie;
Davis, Rick;
Francis, Fred;
Garrels, Anne

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