ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian air raid on Baghdad, Iraq, reported; Israel's ambassador Ephraim Evron reported meeting with Secretary of State Edmund Muskie today to express Israel's concern over Jordan's involvement in war
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli concern over Jordan's role in situation examined; films shown. [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - comments on presence of international ships at Aqaba, Jordan, King Hussein.] Begin's call for United States to reconsider recent pledge to supply tanks to Jordan mentioned; Israel's warning to Hussein to stay out of 6-Day War in 1967 and his ensuring loss of West Bank recalled.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Amman, Jordan) [King HUSSEIN - comments on Israel, USSR weapons funneled through Aqaba.] Hussein's defense of position noted.
REPORTER: Mark Coogan
(Studio) British foreign secretary's feeling that war isn't spreading mentioned; current battle situation around Qasr-i-Shirin, Dizful, Ahwaz, Iran outlined. Iraqi television films of Iranian prisoners shown; Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned. Assaults on international ships in Shatt al Arab waterway reported; Iranian attack on crew of Indian ship cited as example
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Abadan, Iran) Situation among international ship crews, trapped in Khorramshahr, Iran, examined; films shown. Continued clashes over Abadan refinery noted.
REPORTER: Mike Lee
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