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Iran #261085

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Response by Iranian leaders to United States freeze on its assets outlined. [Islamic revolutionary council Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - says fate of hostages depends on actions of United States government] Well programmed anti-American demonstration, featuring army and air force detachments as well as civilians reported; films shown. Reports that 2 hostages, Iranian employees of American embassy, had been released and that Ayatollah Khomeini had ordered restoration of embassy telephone service cited.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Studio) Iran's request for emergency United Nations Sec. Council debate on crisis said stalled by United States diplomatic efforts; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's successful efforts at blocking United Nations debate noted. [Hodding CARTER - says United States won't negotiate under gun.] [VANCE - states United States position.] Failure of United States to so far coordinate international political and econ. boycott of Iran for seizing hostages noted; allies dependence on Iranian oil mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Rumors of United States military maneuvers in Mideast outlined; Bahrain, Kuwait mentioned. Estimated worth of Shah's Pahlevi Fndn. as of last Feb reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Possibility of Shah's imminent discharge from New York City hospital examined.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

(Studio) Kim King, American who escaped during embassy takeover, quoted with regard to other Americans who got away, include Marines, and now possibly hiding in Tehran; details given. Earthquake in northe. Iran reported; details given. White House reported not considering offer of United States relief aid.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy;
Kalb, Marvin;
Landay, Jerry

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