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Iran-Iraq War #67668

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's assessment of conflict between Iran and Iraq especially problem of keeping Strait of Hormuz open for continued international oil supplies, outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Conflict's escalation detailed; films from Iraqi television shown, Kharg Island mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Iraqi and Iranian versions of fighting examined; Iraqi TV films shown. Specific bombing sites named, discussed. [Evacuated oil refinery worker Gary CATTERICK - describes attack on particular refinery.] Possible number of Americans still in Iraq at present mentioned.

(Studio) Iraqi and Iranian claims of downed planes, sunk naval vessels, destroyed tanks outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Possible slowdown in fighting due to decring. supplies of ammunition and fuel noted; President Carter reported meeting with National Sec. Council incl. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, to discuss situation. [CARTER - comments.] His warning with regard to Persian Gulf, USSR involvement outlined; Muskie said allegedly willing to warn USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko about interference. Details given.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Scali, John

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