NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 02, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Attack by Iraq on Greek-owned freighter in Persian Gulf reported; details given. Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: David Phillips) Iran's hopes for retaliation against recent attacks by Iraq planes on their oil tankers in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. Attacks on commercial shipping in Gulf reviewed. United Nations Sec. Council call for arms embargo against Iran noted. United States Navy escort of Kuwait tanker Bridgeton shown; last year's incident with Bridgeton recalled. [USS Inflict commander Francis DeMASI - says situation under control.] Current role of United States Navy in Gulf noted.
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