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Iran-Iraq War / Baghdad / Muskie Letter #831818

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1980
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(Studio: Frank Reynolds) The announcement by Iraq of a temporary cease-fire in its war in Iran introduced.

(U.N.: Lou Cioffi) The politics of Iraq's cease-fire examined; details given of the Iranian government's rejection of any cease-fire.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iran's statement that it will not close the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf noted; details given about Iraq's three goals in the war with Iran {Abadan, Ahwaz & Khorramshahr††}; map shown.

(Baghdad: Mike Lee) Iran's air attack on Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of Iranian planes flying low over Baghdad, the fiery oil station after a bombing, the casualties of the bombing & of people running in the streets as air raid sirens go off; details given about the impact of the power station & nuclear facility bombings.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Another letter from Secretary of State Edmund Muskie to the Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Rajai‡ about the hostages reported.

(Studio: Frank Reynolds) The aim of the Muskie letter to explain the US will remain neutral in the Iran-Iraq war noted.

Reynolds, Frank;
Cioffi, Lou;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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