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Persian Gulf / Iran-Iraq War #558576

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 05, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Persian Gulf: Paul Miller) Contd. escalation of Iran- Iraq war in Persian Gulf, include Kuwait's expulsion of several Iranian dipls. after latest silkworm missile attack there and Iraq's defense of its attacks on tankers carrying Iranian oil, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Iraqi information minister Latif Alabama-JASSEM - (thru translator) cites conds. for discont. attacks.] [MAN - doesn't believe Iran wants war's end.] President Saddam Hussein's current goals and strategy in war outlined. [Harvard spokesperson Dr. Laurie MYLROIE - notes Iraq feels pushed into current policy; explains.] United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's upcoming peace mission to Tehran and Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) President Reagan said expected to nominate April Glasby as United States ambassador to Iraq; details given.

(Persian Gulf: Rick Davis) Latest United States-protected tanker convoy reported leaving Strait of Hormuz without incident; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of United States warship SPOKESPERSON - warns Iranian gunship about its behavior.] The Netherlands and Italy reported sending naval forces to area after recent Iranian attack on Italian tanker. [Italian Institution for For. Affairs spokesperson Marco CARNAVALE - cites dilemma for Giulio Andreotti posed by attacks by Iran using Italian-made mines.] Countries with naval forces here listed.

Chung, Connie;
Davis, Rick;
Miller, Paul

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