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Moslem Events / Administration Reaction #261216

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1979
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(Studio) Reaction of administration to events in Moslem world reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given. [Hodding CARTER III - denounces Khomeini lies with regard to US role in mosque takeover, which led to Pakistan incident.] Admin.'s action with regard to informing all that it had no role in Saudi Arabia incident noted. Better protection of American embassies said urged. [Pakistan ambassador Sultan Muhammad KHAN - expresses regret for situation, especially death of Marine.] State Department hope of better relations with Iran, but no expectation of early breakthrough, reported.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Carter call to Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, president of Pakistan, rptd Zia apology noted. [Cyrus VANCE - assesses attacks on embassies and possible pattern.] Jody Powell quoted with regard to United States actions if hostages in Iran harmed. Possible United States military action considered.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pierpoint, Robert

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