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Iran / Embassy Takeover #261102

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's criticism of Iranian government's support of terrorist takeover of American embassy in Tehran quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's address to AFL-CIO conv on Iran outlined. [CARTER - speaks on issue.] George Meany's earlier criticism of administration's economic policy noted. [MEANY - praises Carter for handling of Iranian situation.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's remarks about President Carter quoted; Khomeini's cancellation of appts. due to health noted
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) [WOMAN - argues with demonstrators.] Continuation of anti-American demonstrations outside embassy noted; some terrorists holding hostages said graduates of United States colleges. Organization of demonstrations examined; today's group said featuring small girls chanting slogans. Films shown. Acting foreign minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr reported saying that all female and black hostages would be released; temporary detention of NBC News team later noted. [Martin FLETCHER - recounts conversation with terrorist with regard to release of hostages.] Apparent lack of authority of new government mentioned; Khomeini said giving ultimate decision on crisis.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Possible change in terrorist's demand for Shah's extradition considered; details given. Shah said still undergoing radiation treatments; his spokesperson quoted with regard to departure plans. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to agreement by several United States allies to cut Iranian oil imports. Iran said halting sale of oil to United States companies for resale to 3rd country; American Farm Bureau Federation reported endorsing food embargo on Iran. Pentagon decision to continuing military training for Iranians at United States army and air force bases noted; details given 17 Iranians rptd awaiting deportation hearings in New York City. Arab League conference said rejecting Libyan demand for reprisals against United States for yesterday's freezing of Iranian assets here. Aftermath of earthquake yesterday in northe. Iran cited; films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard

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