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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Threats against Americans held hostage in Lebanon if US conts. attacks against Iran in Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Peter Kent) Attack by Iranian speedboats against tanker Sea Trader in Persian Gulf reported; scenes shown, radio communique played. Iranians ships reported staying clear of French-escorted convoy; scenes shown.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Threat against American hostages, Joseph Cicippio and Edward Tracy, described; letter shown, quoted; photos shown of 9 Americans held captive in Lebanon. [On "This Wk.", Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - says kidnappers can't determine our policies.] [On "Face the Nation", Admiral William CROWE - says he does not believe Iran wants expanded conflict in Gulf.] Pentagon plans to send Coast Guard ship into Gulf to combat mines there reported [CARLUCCI - comments.] Current United States reassessment of Gulf policy mentioned.
- Kent, Peter;
- Lloyd, Robin;
- Utley, Garrick
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