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Iran-Iraq War #62709

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 19, 1980
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(Studio) United States said seeming to stay firm with regard to removal of 4 AWACS planes in Saudi Arabia as suggested by Iranian Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's response to Rajai's statement given. US offer to lift trade embargo to Iran and hints of not remaining neutral in Iran-Iraq crisis announced. [MUSKIE - says we are not in contact with Iran.] [Gerald FORD - expresses fears of United States involvement in Mideast quagmire.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) No. of days hostages have been held given. Fighting in Persian Gulf war said still centered around Shatt al Arab waterways. Calls for cease- fire on Islam's holiday, Feast of Sacrifice, said ignored by both sides.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Amman, Jordan) Jordan's King Hussein said strongest backer of Iraq. Iraq-Iran war said dividing Moslem countries. Libyan ruler Muammar el Kadhafi quoted. Map shown and countries named supporting each side.
REPORTER: Mark Coogan

Coogan, Mark;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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