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Persian Gulf Tension / Iran-Iraq War #90131

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 29, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported confirming large missile shipment to Saudi Arabia, which supports Iraq in its war with Iran.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) NATO's concern over Persian Gulf crisis discussed; foreign mins. meeting here today mentioned, shown. [Courtesy Irish TV, President REAGAN - acknowledges oil cutoff from region would hurt West world.] President's means of avoiding Congress approval of missile sale to Saudis and preventing Israeli supporters from blocking it explained; missiles, personnel and equipment shipped to Saudi Arabia listed on screen, discussed. Issue of Saudi capability and/or willingness to down Iranian plane considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) Saudi Arabia's official intentions for Stinger missiles examined. [Pentagon spokesperson Michael BURCH - feels Stingers provide better capability against certain targets; explains.] France said making emergency missile shipment to Saudis; weapons' possible destinations illustrated on map, discussed. Current status of United States military presence in Saudi Arabia outlined.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia) Importance and vulnerability of Saudi oil terminal at Ras Tanura examined; films shown. Issue of allied involvement in Saudi sec. considered.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill
Duration:
00:05:10

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