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US-Iran Relations / Persian Gulf Attack, United Nations #558389

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States attack on and seizure of Iranian minelaying ship in Persian Gulf near Bahrain reported; scenes shown.

(USS LaSalle: Jim Miklaszewski) Details of incident reviewed; scenes shown. [Admiral Harold BERNSEN - defs. United States action.] Incident today between Iranian Hovercraft and United States warship described, shown.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) White House decision to release Iranian prisoners to Red Crescent for repatriation to Iran reported Implications of incident for US intelligence in region considered.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(NYC: John Cochran) Iranian president Ali Khamenei's address to United Nations General Assembly accusing United States of lying about incident featured; details given, scenes shown. [KHAMENEI - (thru translator) accuses United States of deceit, warns world of "series of events" not restricted to Persian Gulf, threatens US.] US delegation's walkout noted, shown. [US delegate head Herbert OKUN - reads stmt.] [British foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - agrees.] [In White House photo session with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez, President REAGAN - defs. legality of United States action; dismisses Iran's threats of retaliation.] [Secretary State George SHULTZ - comments on Khamenei's United Nations speech.] Probability USSR will support United Nations Sec. Council arms embargo against Iran mentioned.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States embassies and military bases overseas reported placed on alert. Item recapped at end of broadcast

Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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