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Iran-Iraq War #62744

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1980
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(Studio) Today's conflict between Iran and Iraq reported; situations in Khorramshahr and Abadan outlined. Map shown. Khorramshahr said renamed by Iranians to Khuninshahr; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Occupied Iran) Iraqi perception of war examined; Iraqi television films shown.

(Studio) Habib Jadi, representative Islamic ntns., reported in Tehran, Iran; his assessment of Ayatollah Khomeini's reaction to war noted. Iranian speaker of parliament Hashemi Rafsanjani quoted with regard to United States hostages.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Contact between Iran's Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai and Katherine Keough, wife of hostage William Keough, Junior, reported; details given. Mrs. Louisa Kennedy mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Rajai said rejecting United States proposal for high-level meeting, presumably with President Carter; details given, films shown. Roles of United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and United States deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher outlined. [CARTER - comments.] Apparent lack of impact of upper echelon involvement cited.
REPORTER: John Scali

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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