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Iranian Crisis #261573

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1979
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(Studio) Apparent progress in Iran crisis and oil price increases announced by 4 OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) ntns. reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter, in conference with representatives of Gannett newspaper chain, quoted on screen with regard to Iranian crisis; his comments later at ceremony of lighting of national Christmas tree cited. [CARTER addresses crowd re: hostages; acknowledges tree for each hostage; says lights on main tree will be turned on when hostages return.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) White House meeting between Carter and Gerald Ford and Ford's later support for Carter's handling of Iranian crisis reported; films shown. Ford quoted. US hopes for situation said based in part on today's announcement by Ayatollah Khomeini with regard to independent observers visiting hostages in embassy; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin. reaction to latest dvts. examined. [State Department spokesperson Tom RESTON - stresses need for observers to see all the hostages.] Significance attached to fact that uniformed Iranians joined Tabriz demonstrators considered; details given. USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Attys. for Shah report his health deteriorating; details given. Shah's New York City doctors said arriving tomorrow for examination at Lackland AFB. US reported asking United Nations to impose economy sanctions on Iran; expectations re: USSR 's response mentioned. Soviet ambassador quoted with regard to veto of any sanction attempt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pierpoint, Robert

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