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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Day's developments in Persian Gulf listed.
(Persian Gulf: Martin Fletcher) Contd. United States minesweeping operation following capture of Iranian minelaying vessel in Persian Gulf off Bahrain examined; details given, scenes shown. Sinking Panamanian research ship after hitting mine near Iran's Farsi Island reported; details given. Heightened state of tension for all foreign naval powers in region after Iran warned of retaliation for United States attack on and capture of ship and potential implications for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's security while touring area considered.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) President Reagan's letter to Congress leaders defense United States attack on Iranian ship said move to deflate pressure on him to invoke War Powers Act; details given, scenes shown. [Senators Mark HATFIELD, John WARNER - debate issue.] Democrat Senators' plan setting time limit on funding of current US reflagging policy in Gulf explained. [WARNER - opposes plan.]
- Dancy, John;
- Fletcher, Martin;
- Utley, Garrick
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