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Iran-Iraq War #62925

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1980
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(Studio) Update on continued war between Iran and Iraq given; map shown. Situation at Ahwaz and Khorramshahr, Iran, considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Khorramshahr, Iran) Iraqi occupation of Khorramshahr examined; films shown. Port's importance to Iran noted.

(No location given) Iran reported disputing fall of Khorramshahr; films shown, details given. Situation in Abadan, Dizful, Ahwaz, according to Iran, discussed.

(Studio) Iran reported holding air strikes against industrial facilities in Iraq; sites named, details given. Continued captivity of United States hostages mentioned. Concern by neighboring Arab ntns. over war outlined; basis for Arab support of Iraq noted centering on fear of Ayatollah Khomeini's influence.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Amman, Jordan) Jordan's King Hussein reported pledging unqualified support for Iraq; details given, film shown. [HUSSEIN - comments.] Influencing factors in Jordan-Iraq relationship outlined.
REPORTER: Mark Coogan

(Studio) United States and Britain reported cautioning Jordan against sending arms to Iraq; details given. Results of alleged telephone conversation with Iran's foreign min. and terrorist holding United States hostages with regard to their safety during war with Iraq reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Coogan, Mark;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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