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Iran-Iraq War #89713

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1984
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(Studio) State Department condemnation of Iraq's use of chemical weapons in its war with Iran recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Iran's intense anti-American rhetoric since seizure of United States embassy recalled; possible change in attitude as result of United States criticism of Iraq examined. [Assembly speaker Ali Akbar RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) praises State Department and media's criticism of Iraqi actions; fears United States conspiracy; claims Iranian morale has been improved by United States actions; discusses Iran's possible use of chemical weapons; alleges orders prohibiting children from further involvement at battlefront.] Feasibility of Iran mustering major number of troops on short notice explained.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Studio) State Department's criticism of Iran's refusal to respond to Iraqi overtures to settle war reported

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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