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Iran-Iraq War #67716

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 28, 1980
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(Studio) Iraq victory claims in war with Iran said disputed by Iran. Iraq reports that ground forces of captured city of Ahwaz, capital of Khuzistan, cited. Iraq said on verge. of controlling Iranian port of Khorramshahr, Siege of Abadan oil refinery noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Baghdad, Iraq) Fighting said centered around Shatt al Arab waterway and nearby towns. Captured Iranian pilot shown. Pakistani President Zia ul-Hag's trip to Tehran, Iran, to meet with Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr in effort by Islamic Conf. to mediate war noted. Iraqi qovt. described as confident of victory.

(Studio) United Nations Security Council resolution calling on both sides to stop fighting announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) Resolution main points given. Word cease-fire said not used and threat of sanctions for non-compliance also reported not included in resolution. Iraqis said wanting time to consolidate their military gains.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Washington, DC said watching closely the flow of oil from non-combating Persian Gulf countries.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(No location given) [CBS "Face The Nation", Deputy Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - says United States intends to work with allies to keep Strait of Hormuz open.] Possibility of allied naval action mentioned. Ronald Reagan adviser Richard Allen said stating that current crisis is result of Carter admin. ineptitude. [On "Issues and Answers", ALLEN - explains what he would advise as United States policy.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Iranian parliament said meeting today to discuss war but not the US hostages.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Lee, Mike

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