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Iranian Crisis #261124

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1979
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(Studio) Status of American hostages in Tehran said unchanged; possibility considered that terrorists holding hostages have hardened stance. Details given of warning by terrorists with regard to Shah's possible departure from United States for any country other than Iran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Large-scale demonstration in support of embassy terrorists in Tehran noted; films shown. Telephone interview with terrorists heard, transcribed on screen; threat of violence against hostages if Shah returns to Mexico reported Iranian army said taking up positions within embassy compound; implications of today's organized demonstration, attended by former prime minister Mehdi Bazargan and former foreign minister Ibrahim Yazdi, considered. Ayatollah Khomeini's control over hostages' fate noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported declaring its support of Khomeini; PLO's negotiating attempts last week, with approval of United States, recalled. Syria said also supporting Iran and urging all Arab ntns. to do likewise.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Attempts by United States to determine who's being held and their condition, psychological as well as physical, noted; films and photos shown [State Department Hodding CARTER - comments on alleged condition of hostages.] Independent observers said not allowed to visit hostages for at least 2 days.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Arrest of 8 persons believed to be Iranians at Baltimore airport for firearms violations reported; details given. FBI said investigating possibility that bomb which exploded on DC-Chicago jetliner yesterday was work of Pro-Iranian group; details given. Sen Robert Byrd, in interview with "Charleston Daily Mail", quoted with regard to United States retaliation against Iranian students demonstrating here; details given. Representative John Rhodes quoted with regard to intelligence agencies overthrowing Iranian leaders
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard
Duration:
00:06:50

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