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Iran-Iraq War #63098

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian diplomatic missions reported in Europe, Mideast and Asia in effort to gain more support for Iran's position in war with Iraq; arrival of Iranian parliament's speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani in Algiers, Algeria, noted, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported meeting with Kuwait leaders with regard to Iran's alleged rocket attacks on Kuwait's border; Kuwaiti warning to Ayatollah Khomeini noted. Films shown. Conflicting accounts of today's battle at Susangerd, Iran, outlined on screen. Assessment of general situation by Swedish envoy Olof Palme reported.

(DC) Reaction to newest Iraqi ground offensive by United States officials quoted; possible implications of battle in Iraq's effort to control Khuzistan province detailed. Possible message Iran is sending Kuwait with its attacks on Kuwait border posts discussed; Iranian authorities said allegedly discovering spare parts stkpiled. by Shah for its Phantom fighters. Details given, films shown.
REPORTER: John Scali

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Scali, John

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