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Iran-Iraq War #67700

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1980
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(Studio) Iran and Iraq reported accepting diplomatic initiative to halt fighting.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Islamic Conf. reported asking Pakistan president to meet with Iran and Iraq govts. with regard to war; United Nations Sec. Council said expected to discuss issue, but to hold off on any further action until Islamic Conf. mission is completed.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Concern over oil question and reality of power vacuum in Mideast since Shah's fall noted; Anwar Sadat, Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned. [International Institute for Strategic Studies spokesperson Dr. Gregory TREVERTON - discusses question of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's motive in war.] Hussein's rise to power recalled; films shown. His relationship with Israel, USSR , France, former Shah, Khomeini outlined. ["Middle East Economic Digest" spokesperson Vahe PETROSSIAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Oil stock-activity on Wall Street reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Cioffi, Lou;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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